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Poliomyelitis

WHAT IS IT?

  • Poliomyelitis is an infection of the gastrointestinal tract. It can also lead to serious nervous system problems, including paralysis.
  • Poliomyelitis is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, primarily through contaminated food or water

PREVENTION TIPS

  • If you have not been vaccinated or believe you may not have completed the full immunization schedule, talk to your health care provider
  • If you're traveling with infants and children, you should discuss their immunization needs, especially if traveling for extended periods of time, which might interrupt your child's normal immunization schedule29

Consult your travel physician for additional health information.

For more information visit: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/diseases.htm

IMMUNIZATIONS

If you have not received the complete primary series, consult your health care professional.

HELP PROTECT YOURSELF

Vaccines can help protect you from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world. Make certain you contact your health care provider and determine which vaccines you should receive before you travel.

COMBINATION VACCINES

There are combination vaccines that help protect against multiple diseases that may reduce the number of shots you need. Poliomyelitis is included in these vaccines.

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Diseases to Guard Against

When you’ve added your destinations, it is recommended that you take this list to your doctor so you can discuss relevant vaccinations before you travel.

Travel vaccines help protect you from illnesses present in other parts of the world, and help prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors, including your age, health status, and previous immunizations.

COMBINATION VACCINES

There are combination vaccines that help protect against multiple diseases that may reduce the number of shots you need.

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