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Suspected polio case in UP's Balrampur district


Balrampur (UP), June 17: 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. Further checkups are on," District hospital superintendent S I Zaidi said.

Polio case suspected in UP district

"We are awaiting his test reports. WHO has also been intimated about it," he said. 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.

"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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