“The country has eradicated the wild polio virus and the last case was seen on 13th January, 2011, and it is more than five years that no wild polio virus has been detected,” the official statement said.
“The detection of vaccine derived polio virus (VPDV) does not change the polio free status. It only indicates the robustness of the surveillance system and willingness of the country to detect any kind of polio virus even from the environment (sewage),” the statement added.
The government said that its transmission is unlikely.
“Further, the Telangana government hasdecided to conduct a special campaign against polio here and in parts of Ranga Reddy district from June 20 to June 26,” Rajeshwar Tiwari, Principal Secretary (Health), told NDTV.