A 10-month-old boy,found infected with the vaccine-derived polio virus,died in Latur district civil hospital due to brain damage,a doctor at the hospital said. Rohit Rajabhu Shelke was found to be infected with VDPV type 2.
The child was diagnosed with fever on April 27,2013,and suffered paralysis of left limbs on May 4,followed by convulsions. The other limbs were eventually paralysed,after which he was admitted to a private hospital in Ambejogai. On May 9,he was shifted to the Latur Government Medical College.
Latur district civil hospitals medical officer Dr S J Gore said the exact cause of the death could only be known after the postmortem report arrived.
There was a gap of seven months between the first and the second polio doses administered to the child,instead of the ideal period of a month,medical sources said.