India was once the world’s most polio-ridden country, but strong action has now eradicated the disease, paving the way towards a polio-free Southeast Asia
India has been declared polio-free after three years without a reported case of the disease.
In 2009 India reported 741 poliomyelitis (polio) infections, almost half of the world’s 1,604 cases. Five years on and the country’s health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has declared the disease eradicated. The last case was recorded on 13 January 2011.
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