Polio in Mozambique

01 March 2022

Article: 56/802

On 16 February 2022, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported two cases of polio in Mozambique, one each in the provinces of Nampula and Cabo Delgado.

Advice for travellers

  • Poliomyelitis is spread mainly through person-to-person contact via the faecal-oral route, and travellers should be offered a booster dose of poliomyelitis vaccine if it has been more than 10 years since their last dose.

More information can be found on the TRAVAX Mozambique and poliomyelitis webpages (for health professionals) and on the fitfortravel Mozambique and poliomyelitis webpages (for the general public).

Source: TRAVAX, 18 February 2022