Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location: All regions of Ghana

Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 travel notice for travelers to Ghana due to a polio outbreak.  CDC recommends that travelers practice enhanced precautions.  The full notice can be read here:

Actions to Take:

  • All travelers to Ghana should be vaccinated fully against polio.
  • Before traveling to Ghana, adults who completed their routine polio vaccine series as children should receive a single, lifetime adult booster dose of polio vaccine.
  • Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page for travelers to Ghana to learn more.