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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Polio in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, Alert Level 2

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Alert Level 2: Additional Precautions: September 6, 2013 

According to the website: Global Polio Eradication Initiative, dated 4 September 2013, 160 cases of polio were reported in Somalia since April 2013. These are the first cases of wild poliovirus reported in Somalia since 2007.
Also, 13 cases of polio were reported in Kenya. These are the first confirmed cases of wild poliovirus in Kenya since July 2011. One of the cases mentioned comes from the Somali region of Ethiopia. This is the first reported case of wild poliovirus in Ethiopia since 2008.
The CDC recommends that all travelers to Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia to ensure you receive vaccines against polio. In addition, adults should receive a booster dose of polio vaccine.
Because of the risk of inter-regional transmission, the CDC recommends the booster dose of polio for adults who will travel to Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as for travelers who work in the middle hospitals, refugee camps and other humanitarian organizations. Any type of work can put travelers in contact with carriers of the disease.

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