Polio surges in Pakistan

In a single day, 13 new cases of polio were registered in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The total for this year has reached 158 cases. Pakistan continues to report the highest number of new polio cases in the world. 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.

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