Polio in Guinea

27 October 2020

Article: 54/4303

On 14th October 2020, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported 11 cases of polio in Guinea, one each in Conakry, Faranah and Kindia, three in N’zerekore and five in Kankan provinces.

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, 21 October 2020