India Is Free of Polio
It has no new cases in 3 years, says WHO
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Mar 27, 2014 2:18 PM CDT

(Newser) – The World Health Organization has declared India free of polio after three years of no new cases—meaning 80% of the world is now free of the virus. Progress has been steady since a vaccination campaign began among children in 1995, but India's vast population made eradication a constant struggle. The disease is still endemic in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan.