plenty of polio in india

9 May 2005

Lately lots of articles about finding some people in Indonesia with polio, but I saw plenty of people in Bihar India with polio. According to FT magazine, it strikes primarily middle class people, the theory being that "low-level infection in societies with poorer hygiene provided immunity at a young age." Strange. One kid I was talking to : spoke good english and told me his parents were dead (or gone somewhere) and his sister had dropped him off in Bodh Gaya so he could beg. He lived in the base of a tree planter.


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