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Poliomyelitis in Pakistan (Update)

17 May 2013

Two new poliomyelitis cases were reported in the past week from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), bringing the total number of cases for 2013 to 8. The case from FATA is the most recent in the country and the first from FATA in 2013.

The security situation continues to be monitored closely, in consultation with law enforcement agencies. Immunization activities continue to be implemented, in some areas staggered or postponed, depending on the security situation at the local level.

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.