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Risk of importation of poliovirus still persists: WHO official

Polio transmission may be at its lowest-ever levels globally, but a top WHO official warns that the risk of importation of the virus into all polio-free areas still persists. On January 13, WHO South-East Asia Region completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus.

World Polio Day: Fewer children with polio, says UNICEF

 Never before in the history of polio have so few children contracted the virus, but the international community cannot rest until the number of cases is zero, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on the eve of World Polio Day.

Pakistan to set up polio vaccination points at airports

Pakistan Tuesday announced that it will set up mandatory polio immunisation points at its international airports, a day after the WHO imposed travel restrictions on it.

WHO removes India from polio endemic nations` list

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has removed India from the list of countries with active endemic wild poliovirus transmission.