Polio in Ghana (Northern Province)
28 Aug 2019
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reported a case of polio in Chereponi district, Northern Province, Ghana in a patient who became paralysed on 23 July 2019.
Advice for Travellers
The World Health Organisation recommendsthat "all travellers to polio-affected areas be fully vaccinated against polio. Residents (and visitors for more than 4 weeks) from infected areas should receive an additional dose of OPV or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) within 4 weeks to 12 months of travel."
Travellers to polio-affected areas should consider a booster of poliomyelitis vaccine if it has been more than 10 years since most recent vaccination.
For further information see Poliomyelitis.