Indian City Of Hyderabad To Vaccinate 300K Children After Active Polio Strain Detected In Sewage Sample

Associated Press: Indian city on alert as polio strain found in sewage water
“A city of nearly seven million people in southern India has declared a ‘high alert’ for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water, an official said Wednesday…” (Farooq, 6/15).

VOA News: India: Traces of Polio Found in Water Sample
“…Around 300,000 children ages three to six in Hyderabad, a city of nearly seven million, will be vaccinated in the coming week. India’s last case of polio was in 2011, and the country was officially declared polio-free in 2014…” (6/15).

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