Polio reappears in Nigeria

After 2 years with no new cases of polio, there are reports of 2 newly infected children in Gwoza and
Jere Local Government Areas of Borno State.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure to polio is very low for the general traveller, 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.