First polio case this year confirmed in Bin Qasim Town near Karachi, Pakistan

The first case of polio diagnosed in 2013 occurred in a 2 year old infant from Bin Qasim Town near Karachi. Travellers should be aware that Pakistan reported the largest number of new polio cases in the world last year. 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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