Polio virus found in Hyderabad

The Telangana government on Tuesday sounded an emergency after an active P2 strain of polio virus (vaccine-derived) was detected in a sample of water collected from a drain in Hyderabad’s Amberpet area.


A massive vaccination drive. Children in Hyderabad will be vaccinated between June 21 and June 26. The entire process has to be completed within 2-3 weeks of the date of detection of the virus, so the government is already on the job. Vaccines have been airlifted from Geneva.

Hyderabad and the neighboring Rangareddy district, nonetheless, are on alert and a special immunization drive will be held as a precautionary measure under which around 3.5 lakh children – aged six weeks to three years will be vaccinated.

This time, the authorities are using an injectable vaccine and people have to come to the booth.” We need to tell everyone, that even if your child got polio drops, don’t miss out on this one. Please spread the word.