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WHO team probes suspected polio case in Uttar Pradesh [Health]

  • Doctors are investigating a suspected case of polio in a six-year-old in Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was likely a case of acute flaccid paralysis that comes with meningitis that sometimes mimicked symptoms of polio.
  • The suspected case of polio comes on the back of a wild polio-virus strain being found in a drain in Hyderabad.
  • Last case of Wild Polio Virus Type 2 in India was reported 17 years back in 1999.