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Poliomyelitis in Niger

10 Jan 2013

In the first outbreak of polio in 2012, outside of an endemic country or a country with re-established poliovirus, Niger has reported a case of wild poliovirus. This is the first case in the country since December 2011, and is related to virus originating in Nigeria.

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.