NewYork Times – India Edition: Polio

New York Times
Accessed 27 October 2012

Global Edition – India
October 24, 2012, 3:40 am
A Conversation With: Polio Expert Naveen Thacker
India appears to have succeeded in the fight against polio, with no new cases reported in the country since January 2011. The country will be certified “polio-free” in January 2014 by the World Health Organization if no new cases are reported between now and then, and has already been removed from a list of countries with “active transmission of wild poliovirus.”

The difficulty India has had controlling other infectious diseases, like tuberculosis and dengue, makes polio’s eradication here even more remarkable. In honor of World Polio Day, which is Wednesday, India Ink interviewed Dr. Naveen Thacker, part of the team that led India’s eradication effort.
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