One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past week, from Killa Abdullah, Balochistan, with onset of paralysis on 22 December 2016. This brings the total number of WPV1 cases for 2016 to 20.
Advice for Travellers
Travellers are encouraged to take strict precautions with food, water and personal hygiene.
In addition, in order to comply with the WHO (World Health Organisation) and ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) recommendations and also to avoid travellers being vaccinated in the polio-infected country, authorities in the UK have made specific vaccination recommendations.
Please refer to individual country records for further information.
In England, Public Health England and NaTHNaC have issued advice which is different to that in Scotland (please look at Travel Health Pro Clinical Updates for full details).