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Uttar Pradesh: Polio case suspected

Minister of state for Health S P Yadav said the matter has been taken seriously and a team of doctors have been asked to verify it

 

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A 6 year old child suspected with Polio.(File)

A suspected case of polio has been detected in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district, following which state health officials have sent a report to the WHO.

“A 6-year-old child of Padrauna village in Gaisdi was admitted to a hospital, where doctors suspect that he is suffering from polio.

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Further checkups are on,” District hospital superintendent S I Zaidi said. “We are awaiting his test reports. WHO has also been intimated about it,” he said.

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Minister of state for Health S P Yadav said the matter has been taken seriously and a team of doctors have been asked to verify it. The Union Health Ministry had recently said that India remained polio-free amidst concerns over a wild polio virus (P2 strain) being found in a Hyderabad drain.

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“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,” it said in a statement on Wednesday.

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