Pakistan continues to struggle to control polio; new cases confirmed in 5 NWA children

Pakistan continues to struggle to contain polio throughout its territory. Health authorities have reported 5 new cases of polio in children in North Waziristan. An additional 24 children are being tested for possible infection.

Travellers should be aware that Pakistan has the highest number of cases of polio worldwide. Travellers to this country should be aware of the risk of exposure to polio virus and ensure that their childhood vaccinations, including polio, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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