Importation of Poliomyelitis by Travelers

  title={Importation of Poliomyelitis by Travelers},
  author={Annelise Wilder-Smith and Karin Leder and Paul Ananth Tambyah and Harry F. Hull},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: In July 2007, an Australian traveler imported polio from Pakistan to Australia (1). He was a 22-year-old man who had immigrated to Australia and had traveled to his country of origin (Pakistan) to visit friends and relatives. Pakistan is one of 4 countries (Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Pakistan) where polio is still endemic. A diagnosis of polio was made shortly after his return to Australia. Australia was certifi ed as poliofree in 2000. Australia will not be the last… CONTINUE READING