From today Sunday June 1...
..travellers leaving Pakistan will have to supply evidence of having been immunised against polio before they are allowed to leave. This is because the polio virus has migrated to Iraq, Iran, Syria, Israel and some of the former eastern bloc countries. There is now a definite possibility it will be carried into some of the western European countries. When speaking to someone involved in the polio campaign in a very big way recently he urged that we do not slip into complacency. We must ensure that the required number of children, between 90 and 95%, are given immunisations. It is a setback but we must not let it stop us from continuing the fight.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot announced a $100 million donation to End Polio now at the Rotary 2014 Convention in Sydney today.