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India defeats polio, global eradication efforts advance

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India marked three years since its last reported polio case Monday, meaning it will soon be certified as having defeated the ancient scourge in a huge advance for global eradication efforts. 

Rhe last polio patient registered in India, three year-old Rukhsar Khatoon, plays outside her home in Shapara village, west of Kolkata, on January 9, 2014

India's polio programme is one of the country's biggest public health success stories, achieving something once thought impossible thanks to a massive and sustained vaccination programme.

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