Polio in Senegal

13 April 2021

Article: 55/1503

On 31 March 2021, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported two cases of polio in Diourbel, Senegal.

Advice for travellers

  • Poliomyelitis is spread mainly through person-to-person contact via the faecal-oral route
  • Travellers should be offered a booster dose of poliomyelitis vaccine if it has been more than ten years since their last dose.

Further information is available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Source: TRAVAX, 6 April 2021