Poliomyelitis - worldwide (update)

Travellers should be aware that only 3 countries in the world continue to report new cases of polio virus infection: Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Travellers who plan to visit these countries 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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