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Category: Polio

Polio in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia

According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 2013, 183 cases of polio were reported from Somalia, 14 polio cases were reported from Kenya and eight cases were reported from the Somali Region of Ethiopia. These are the first wild poliovirus cases reported in Somalia since 2007, in Kenya since July 2011, and in Ethiopia since 2008. CDC recommends that all travelers to Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults should receive a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine.