The Centers for Disease Control have issued an outbreak notice that cases of polio have been reported in China for the first time in more than ten years. The CDC is recommending that travelers to all parts of China be up-to-date on the polio vaccine. Use the link above to learn more about how to protect yourself.


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Michael Hartung, editor of Healthy Travel Blog, serves as head of Product Development at HTH Worldwide. Mike is responsible for all product strategy and development for the company. Mike has over twenty years of successful product innovation to his credit. He has played a senior management role in three start-up companies and has built complex organizations in rapid growth environments. Prior to joining HTH in 2000, he served as President of U.S. Healthcare’s Workers Comp Advantage subsidiary, which he co-founded with Angelo Masciantonio. Mike has also served in senior roles at Aon Consulting, Vantage Health Partners and Managed Health Care Services. Mike earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from Carleton College.

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  1. I will be going to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhai from Mar. 27 to Aprril 3. Should I get a Polio shot? What other pre travel precautions should I take, ie:Tetnus? I am a healthy 81 year old female. My last overseas travel was more than ten years ago. What is the highest elevation of these cities?

    I appreciate any information you provide. Thanks in advance,
    Ruth Zalph

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