Newly detected case of polio in Afghanistan

There have been 8 polio cases confirmed so far this year in Afghanistan. The newest person infected was in the eastern Paktika province, which borders Pakistan.

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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.