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Myanmar - International Measures to Stop the Spread of Poliovirus Update

17 Oct 2018

It is more than three years since circulation of wild-type polio ceased in Myanmar (last case 8 October 2015). Therefore polio vaccination is no longer recommended for travellers visiting this country.

Advice for Travellers

Polio is spread mainly through person to person contact via the faecal-oral route. Particularly in areas where sanitation is poor. Travellers should take strict precautions with food, water and personal hygiene.

Further information can be found on the Poliomyelitis page.