Polio case detected in Beed district

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Beed, June 6: A 10-month-old infant from Kanhapur village in Dharur tehsil of the Beed district in Maharashtra has been found to have polio infection.

District health department sources said that the child has Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (VDPV) type 2, a very rare variety of the disease.

The boy has been now sent to Latur for further treatment. Dr A K Singare, residential medical office of Swami Ramanand Teerth Hospital, Ambejogai, said that the child might not have got vaccination doses on time.

A team from World Health Organisation is likely to visit the district tomorrow, sources said.

PTI

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