Imported case of poliomyelitis, Melbourne, Australia, 2007

Andrew J. Stewardson, Jason A. Roberts, Carolyn L. Beckett, Hayden T. Prime, Poh Sien Loh, Bruce R. Thorley, John R. Daffy

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Wild poliovirus-associated paralytic poliomyelitis has not been reported in Australia since 1977. We report type 1 wild poliovirus infection in a man who had traveled from Pakistan to Australia in 2007. Poliomyelitis should be considered for patients with acute flaccid paralysis or unexplained fever who have been to poliomyelitis-endemic countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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