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Polio in Guinea

21 October 2020

On 14th October 2020, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported 11 cases of polio; one each in Conakry, Faranah and Kindia, five in Kankan and three in N’zerekore 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 10 years since their last dose.

For further information see the TRAVAX Guinea country page and Poliomyelitis page.