Patna: July 29, 2010
Bihar is set to win the battle against polio as state recorded a steady decline in cases this year. A World Health Organisation official said that in 2010 so far, Bihar has recorded six polio cases, all type P3, and the state has not reported any of the dangerous P1 cases since October 2009. A Unicef official said it was good news that the state has remained free of the polio P1 for over nine months, the longest period so far. The WHO and UNICEF officials said that for the first time, both Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are concurrently free of P1 polio since November 2009, providing an unprecedented opportunity to eliminate the strain from India.
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