Polio Rears Its Ugly Head, 5th Case Detected
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06 October 2010
Polio seems to have made a comeback with vengeance in Maharashtra. A case of P–1 strain of the poliomyelitis virus has been detected in Beed. This is the fifth case to be detected in the state, which had a polio–free 2009.
Ten–month–old Raj Ade, the latest victim, was administered three doses of the oral polio vaccine during routine immunization drives. According to officials, he received the doses much after his birth. Last month, Raj was rushed to a doctor with fever and weakness. Additional director of state health services Dr VM Kulkarni said, "The child tested positive for the virus on October 1. We have not been able to trace where the child could have got the infection from." Raj had travelled to Osmanabad recently with his family.