Call for vigilance on polio

Infectious disease experts say Australia still needs to be vigilant when it comes to polio as the virus may be imported from areas where the disease is still circulating.

Areas of Australia with low immunisation rates and higher numbers of immigrants from polio-affected countries may be the ground zero of a re-emergence of polio in this country they warn.

Writing in Communicable Diseases Intelligence this week, Nicolee Martin and colleagues from the Office of Health Protection in Canberra said there was a small but