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Polio in Ukraine (update 1)

18 Oct 2021

On 13 October 2021, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported 1 new case of polio in the Rivne province.

Advice for Travellers

Poliomyelitis is spread mainly through person to person contact via the faecal-oral route and by consuming contaminated food and water.

  • You should consider having a booster dose of polio vaccine if it has been more than 10 years since your last booster and you are travelling to a country where polio remains a problem.

For further information see the fitfortravel Ukraine country page and Poliomyelitis page.