More polio cases in Nigeria (update)

The 8 new cases of polio recorded last week brings the total number for 2012 to 70. The new cases were reported from Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Taraba. Nigeria is one of 3 countries where polio virus continues to infect people. 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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