Polio virus found in New York City wastewater

Health authorities said Friday that the polio virus has been found in New York City wastewater, suggesting "likely local circulation of the virus."

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Polio Has Been Detected in New York City Wastewater, Officials Say

The detection of the virus in sewage suggests it is circulating in the city, Health Department officials said.

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Polio Now Detected in NYC Sewage; State Identifies More Than 20 Samples of Concern

The virus that causes paralytic polio infections has been detected in New York City wastewater samples, state and city health officials jointly announced Friday, sounding the latest in a series of escalating alarms about potentially ongoing community spread of the once-dreaded childhood disease declared eradicated in the United States more than 40 years ago. Concerns about the re-emergence of another…

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New York City health officials identify polio in wastewater samples

The samples taken from the city's sewage system suggest "likely local circulation of the virus.

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Experts Say Polio Not Likely to Spread in U.S.

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Polio is back on the radar of Canadian health officials. Here’s why

Although Canadians are largely vaccinated against polio — the disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to children missing routine immunizations, or vaccine hesitancy fuelled by pandemic misinformation, could leave some vulnerable to an illness that was thought to be far in the rear-view mirror.

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Polio virus detected in New York City sewage, suggesting it is spreading among unvaccinated people

British health authorities recently reported finding evidence the virus has spread in London but found no cases in people.

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Polio vaccine boosters offered to kids in London as virus linked to New York case detected

Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city.

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