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Pakistan, Afghanistan Must Improve Traveler Screenings, Other Efforts To Eradicate Polio, WHO Says

Reuters: Pakistan, Afghanistan must step up fight against polio — WHO
“Pakistan and Afghanistan must intensify efforts to halt [the] spread of the crippling poliovirus, including better screening of travelers heading abroad, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The WHO emergency committee of experts warned in a statement that vaccinations of international air travelers in Afghanistan are not being tracked ‘and no exit screening and restriction of unvaccinated travelers has been implemented at international airports’…” (Nebehay, 8/17).

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