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Why is World Polio Day observed, where India stands?

  Nov 06, 2020

Why is World Polio Day observed, where India stands?

Q. Why is this in news ?

A. October 24 is observed as World Polio Day every year in order to call on countries to stay vigilant in their fight against the disease. As per the WHO, since 1980, the cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99.9 per cent as a result of vaccination efforts made around the world.

Q. What is polio?

Q. Which are the countries where the disease has seen recent outbreaks?

Q. What is India’s situation with regard to the disease?