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Poliomyelitis in Afghanistan (Update 1)

05 July 2011

Two new cases from Hilmand province were reported in the past week, bringing the total number of cases in 2011 to 8. Two immunisation campaigns have been planned for July 2011.

(Via WHO Global Polio Eradication Initiative - accessed 05/07/11)

Advice for Travellers

It is recommended that travellers have a poliomyelitis booster (or course) if not already protected and take precautions with food, water and personal hygiene.