Mumbai child becomes fourth Indian to get polio from vaccine

An article from The Hindu
July 29, 2013
Mumbai child becomes fourth Indian to get polio from vaccine

 

July 30, 2013 -- A nine-month-old boy from Navi Mumbai has tested positive for Vaccine- Derived Poliovirus (VDPV) type 2 and is now on ventilator at BJ Wadia Hospital in Parel. This is the fourth such case recorded in the country this year.

“When he arrived, he didn’t have any power in all the four limbs. Now, he is showing signs of improvement. There is flickering and muscle contraction in his legs,” said the director of the Directorate of Health Services, Dr. Satish Pawar.

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