Two new cases of polio reported in

The reports of 2 new cases of polio in children in 2012 in Balochistan indicates that polio virus is still circulating in this area. In 2011, a total of 181 cases were diagnosed in this area.

Travellers in this area 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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