Polio transmission continues in Pakistan

A new case of polio in a nine-month-old child was reported in Qila Saifullah district of Balochistan. The total for the province is now 15 cases. Pakistan continues to report the highest number of 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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