Wild poliovirus in Somalia


WHO has reported that an investigation has been launched into a preliminary report of the detection of a wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the Banadir region of Somalia. This is the first WPV to be reported from Somalia since 25 March 2007. Further information on the investigation, surveillance activities and planned vaccination response is available from WHO.

WHO’s International Travel and Health recommends that all travellers to and from polio-infected areas be fully vaccinated against polio.