Polio boosters recommended for travelers abroad

The CDC now recommends an adult inactivated poliovirus (IPV) booster dose for travelers to countries with active wild poliovirus (WPV) circulation. Countries are considered to have active WPV circulation if they have ongoing endemic circulation, active polio outbreaks, or environmental evidence of active WPV circulation.

Click here for a list of these countries: http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00362.asp Travelers working in health care settings, refugee camps, or other humanitarian aid settings in these countries may be at particular risk. Continue reading

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