Poliomyelitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 11 March 2020.
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Poliomyelitis. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2021.

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 2018, but the risk of importation and subsequent transmission remain high in some countries.