Originally published on VaccineImpact.com.
Vaccine-derived Polio Spreading in “Polio-free” India
Yet Again Children Are Left Paralyzed From Oral Polio Vaccines
by Christina England, Health Impact News
On June 17, 2016, the International Business Times (IBT) reported that a strain of the vaccine-derived polio virus has been discovered in Hyderabad, India, and experts have warned that the likelihood of more cases being discovered over the next year is extremely likely.
Reporters stated that:
Experts also said that India’s current immunisation programme, which involves the use of Oral Polio vaccine (OPV), may also pose the risk of the spread of the disease.