3 places in Pakistan are polio risk areas

Pakistan is one of the last countries where there is a risk of transmission of the polio virus. The efforts to eradicate this virus have reduced the areas where transmission still occurs to 3 places: Karachi [Sindh province], Quetta [Balochistan province] and Peshawar [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province].

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers in any country that reports cases of polio can reduce their risk of exposure to polio virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including polio, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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