Polio - new cases of polio found in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently the only country in the world to report new cases of polio. Health officials reported 6 new cases from Kano, Sokoto and Zamfara. The total number of polio cases this year has reached 23.

Travellers in these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to polio virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including polio, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Polio.

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