Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seven things to know about polio

New York state health officials warned last week that hundreds of people may have been infected with the polio virus, based on recent wastewater testing in different counties within New York state.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread

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.

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Polio virus found in more NY wastewater after recent case

The polio virus was detected in more wastewater samples north of New York City, this time in a county adjacent to where an unvaccinated adult recently contracted the life-threatening disease.

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Polio virus found in New York wastewater, but no new cases

The polio virus was detected in wastewater samples from the suburban county near New York City where an unvaccinated adult recently contracted the life-threatening disease, but health officials said Tuesday they have not ...

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What the polio case in New York tells us about the end of polio

No one studying polio knew more than Albert Sabin, the Polish-American scientist whose vaccine against the crippling disease has been used worldwide since 1959. Sabin's oral vaccine provides lifelong immunity. It has one ...

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Poliovirus in London sewage: What you need to know

Just as we thought that monkeypox would be the new virus scare for 2022, the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) declared a national incident of repeated poliovirus detection in sewage in north and east London. Repeated positive ...

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Polio virus detected in London sewage samples: WHO, UK

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway.

Pediatrics

Polio leaves Ukraine toddler paralysed: ministry

An 18-month-old child has been left paralysed after contracting polio in Ukraine in a new case linked to low vaccination rates in the country, the health ministry said Wednesday.

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