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India To Send IPV To Two States To Fight Dangerous Polio Strain

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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India plans to make an injectable polio vaccine available in nine districts of the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where the presence of the disease is greatest. The disease is spreading in the districts, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, a former hotbed that had been considered free of the P1 poliovirus for 15 months. In addition to the concentrated fight against the most dangerous polio strain, the country has launched a national oral immunization drive, funded in part by fresh money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Click here for more

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