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Poliomyelitis in Pakistan (Update 1)

05 July 2011

Three new cases were reported in the past week, bringing the total number of cases in 2011, to 54. Two of the new cases were from Balochistan and one was from Sindh. The next National Immunisation Day is scheduled for 18-29 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 should take precautions with food, water and personal hygiene.