Polio in Madagascar

11 May 2021

Article: 55/1902

On 28 April 2021, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported three cases of polio in Madagascar, with two cases recorded in 2020 in the Sud-Est region of the country, and the other case recorded in 2021 in the Sud-Ouest region.

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, 30 April 2021