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Polio Fears Rise in New York Amid Possible Community Spread

3 days ago   |   By Time

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio , citing new evidence of possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus.
The polio virus has now been found in seven different wastewater samples in two adjacent counties north of New York City, health officials said.
So far, only one person has tested positive for polio-an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County who suffered paralysis.
But based on earlier polio outbreaks, “New Yorkers should know that for every one case of paralytic...
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Polioviruses detected in sewage in two NY counties, indicating local spread

Polioviruses detected in sewage in two NY counties, indicating local spread

3 days ago   |   By Healio

Poliovirus has been detected in wastewater in two neighboring New York counties, indicating local transmission, health officials said.
The virus was detected in wastewater samples from Rockland and Orange counties, which have polio vaccination rates roughly 20 percentage points below the state average. The counties are north of New York City.
Health officials last month announced a case of vaccine-derived polio in an unvaccinated Rockland County resident who was left paralyzed. It was the first case of polio recorded in the United States since 2013.
According to the New York State...
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'Hundreds' of New Yorkers may already be infected with polio, Empire state health chief warns

'Hundreds' of New Yorkers may already be infected with polio, Empire state health chief warns

3 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

New York officials that there could be hundreds of polio cases in the state going undetected after wastewater sampling in two counties detected the virus - along with a confirmed case last month.
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