Special Correspondent

The city has been polio-free since 1999

  • No reason to suspect vaccine quality as others kids are fine
  • Travel history of the child's family being checked

    VISAKHAPATNAM: Even as the city is preparing to celebrate its first polio-free decade, it received a rude shock on Friday when a polio case was detected in the Fishermen's Colony.

    Potta Krishna, a two-year and five-month-old male child in Peda Jalaripeta, who was immunised along with other children in the past, was found polio-afflicted by WHO team. Informing this to The Hindu , member of the India National Polio Plus Committee of Rotary International D. Varada Reddy, said that while there was no reason to suspect the quality of vaccine used for immunisation since other children were all right, they were trying to trace the cause, particularly the history of travel by the family of Krishna.