AFP Examines Legacy Of Polio In India
Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: India celebrates polio success, but sad legacy remains
“…On Monday, India will mark three years since its last polio case, leaving it on the cusp of being declared free of the ancient scourge in what is arguably its, and one of the world’s, biggest health success stories. But the wretched sight of crippled street hawkers or beggars on trolleys, withered legs tucked underneath their bodies, will remain as a legacy of the infections that took hold during the country’s time as an epicentre of the disease…” (1/9). A video of this report is available on YouTube (1/9).