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India polio-free, no reason for alarm, says govt
Jun 16, 2016
Health authorities Wednesday reiterated that India continues to be polio-free and asserted that there is no cause for alarm after vaccine-derived polio virus Type 2 was found in a sewage sample collected near Secunderabad station in Hyderabad. The Telangana government, however, is unwilling to take chances. As a precautionary measure, the state will launch a special vaccination drive from June 20.
Telangana scare: India polio-free, no reason for alarm, says govt
India continues to be polio free as the country has eradicated wild polio virus and the last case was seen on January 13, 2011, and it is more than 5 years that no wild polio virus has been detected.
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