Global polio fight reaches milestone as India frees itself of the virus - WHO

By Nita Bhalla | Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:30 AM
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NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India on Monday marked three years since its last reported case of polio, paving the way for it to be declared free of the crippling virus and giving impetus to efforts to eradicate the disease globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

The last case of the wild polio virus was detected on Jan. 13, 2011, in a 2-year-old girl in India's West Bengal state. ...

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