health
Friday Nov 30, 2012
By
AFP

Travelers from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria should show proof of polio vaccination: IMB

By
AFP
KARACHI: Global Polio Initiative Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) states that any child or adult traveling out of Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan should be certified as vaccinated against polio.

The IMB states that this will reduce the risk of the virus spreading to polio-free countries.
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria are the only countries who have failed to control the spread of the polio virus within their borders.

According to the IMB, a standing committee under the International Health Regulations should be issued by May 2013.