Polio spreads from Pakistan Fearing polio virus threat from Pakistan, the ministry of health and family welfare has begun anti-polio vaccination drive at Attari land and rail border. Under this all children between 0 to 5 years, arriving in India from Pakistan are being administered polio drops. Polio virus importation from Pakistan is a major threat after dengue virus. "In India the last polio case was detected on January 13, 2011 while 89 polio cases have been detected in Pakistan," said deputy commissioner, immunization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Dr Pradeep Haldar in Attari on Tuesday. Amritsar civil surgeon Avtar Singh Jharewal said July to November is the most vulnerable period for the transmission of polio virus so as a preventive measure they were administering polio drops to all the children arriving from Pakistan. "We also fumigate Samjhauta Express and the buses entering India from Pakistan," said Jharewal. He said a health workers team led by a medical officer was deputed both at the Attari rail and land border to also keep an eye on any passenger arriving from Pakistan with symptoms including fever and body ache. "We have asked for kits to conduct NS 1 test that confirms dengue on the very first day," he said. A young Pakstani tourist Shadat said dengue had reached epidemic proportions in Pakistan especially in the neighbouring city Lahore so it was right on the part of Indian authorities to take preventive measures. Another Pakistani visitor Afrida Sarfaraz said she was impressed to see all that the Indian government was doing to take care of its people.