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Poliomyelitis in Democratic Republic of Congo (Update 1)

05 July 2011

Four new cases have been reported in the past week, bringing the total number for 2011, to 59. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 19 May 2011. Immunisation days are ongoing in July in Bas Congo, Bandundu and Kinshasa in response to recent cases there.

(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.