Polio in Yemen

03 November 2020

Article: 54/4402

On 21 October 2020, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported two cases of polio in Saadah province, Yemen. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 17.

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, 26 October 2020