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One Child Dies, Six Admitted After Polio Vaccination in Bihar, India

by Julia Samuel on  June 27, 2015 at 5:09 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
A child died and six others fell ill in Vaishali district, Bihar, India after polio drops were administered.

The incident occurred in Shahpur village near Hajipur, district headquarters of Vaishali, where children aged upto five were administered polio drops.
One Child Dies, Six Admitted After Polio Vaccination in Bihar, India
One Child Dies, Six Admitted After Polio Vaccination in Bihar, India
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Vaishal civil surgeon Ramashish Kumar has ordered a probe into the incident. "I have asked the concerned officials to ascertain whether incident is connected to the polio vaccine or not," he said.

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"Some children fell ill after being administered polio vaccine and one died," said Mukesh Singh, a close relative of one of the six children admitted to Sadar hospital for treatment.

Singh said that children developed fever and suffered from vomiting and diarrhea after being given the polio vaccine.

Bihar has remained polio-free for over four years, thanks to the state government's commitment supported by development partners in the polio eradication program.



Source: IANS
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