Polio interactive map
This new interactive map shows the countries that still have cases of wild polio virus, and the countries with circulating vaccine-derived polio virus.Access the map
Keeping Europe polio free
Results of case studies on polio preparedness in Poland and Cyprus.Read the report
Annual epidemiological report
The WHO European Region was declared polio-free in 2002. Neither wild-type nor vaccine-type viruses were notified in the WHO European Region in 2016, but the risk of importation and subsequent transmission remain high in some countries.Read the report
WHO statement: 12th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations Emergency (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus
WHO Statement on the 8th IHR Emergency Committee meeting regarding the international spread of poliovirus
International spread of wild poliovirus continues to be of international concern, risk to Europe unchanged
Threats and outbreaks
Disease threats and outbreaks reports; Communicable disease threats report, Risk assessments.
Surveillance and disease data
ECDC’s annual epidemiological reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level.
Prevention and control
Immunisation is the cornerstone of polio eradication. Two types of vaccine are available: an inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) and a live attenuated OPV.