Polio in Pakistan (update)

The diagnosis of another polio case in Gilgit-Baltistan Region in northern Pakistan illustrates that the disease could have spread to areas previously believed to be free of polio. This is the first polio case reported from Gilgit Baltistan in more than over 12 years.

Travellers to this region should be aware of the risk of exposure to the polio virus and ensure that their childhood vaccinations are up-to-date.

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