On the advice of a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court, the Izun Hozer organization withdrew, Thursday, its petition against the national campaign to immunize children through the age of nine against polio. Moe than half a million children have been immunized, following the discovery of traces of the disease in various sewer systems, primarily in the south. Nobody has been infected, although a number of carriers have been detected.
Izun Hozer sought a declaration from the state that the program was not to protect the children receiving the vaccination but to keep the disease from spreading. Pressed by Justice Salim Jubran to back the claim, the group's attorney could not do so. The petition was withdraw after further discussion, including the state's waiver of the legal costs.