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Poliomyelitis in Chad (Update 1)

05 July 2011

Two new cases from Logone Oriental were reported in the past week, bringing the total number for 2011, to 80. Chad now has the highest number of polio cases worldwide and transmission is widespread despite 11 supplementary immunisation activities in the past year.

(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.