Chandigarh: The Haryana health department on Tuesday said the state has been polio free since January 2010.

While rejecting reports that a one-year old girl was suffering from polio in Karnal district, a spokesman of National Rural Health Mission, Haryana, said, "We do surveillance of polio by reporting and investigating all such cases.

"All the cases like the girl are examined in the laboratory to confirm whether it is a case of polio or not".

"Haryana is polio free since January 2010," he said.

Reports had said that Sneh, daughter of Sher Singh, a resident of village Darbarki Khurd in district Karnal was suffering from polio.

The official clarified that Sneh was found to be Non Polio Entero Virus (NPEV) in November last year and instead suffering from Acute Flaccid Paralysis.


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