Polio in Tajikistan

16 February 2021

Article: 55/0704

On 10 February 2021, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported one new case of polio in Khatlon province, Tajikistan, the first in the country. The case is linked to an outbreak originating in Pakistan.

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, 12 February 2021