ECDC publishes annual epidemiological report on poliomyelitis for 2018

21 September 2021

Article: 55/3806

On 14 September 2021, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published the poliomyelitis annual epidemiological report for 2018.

The World Health Organization (WHO) European Region was declared polio-free in 2002. Neither wild-type nor vaccine-type viruses were notified in 2019, however the risk of importation and subsequent transmission remain high in some countries.

Source: ECDC, 14 September 2021