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6199: Polio warning




From: maxblanchet@att.net

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Barbadians warned of outbreak of poliomyelitis 
in DR, Haiti

Bridgetown, Barbados, CANA - The Ministry of Health on 
Wednesday urged Barbadians travelling to the Dominican 
Republic and Haiti to ensure that they are fully 
immunized against poliomyelitis. Acting Senior Medical 
Officer of Health, Dr Joy St John said this was as a 
result of an outbreak of the virus in those two 
countries, which puts travelers not adequately immunized 
at risk of acquiring polio. "She said that at least a 
three-dose primary vaccination series, spaced three 
weeks apart, was recommended for travelers to these 
countries," the Government Information Service (GIS) 
said in a release. 


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