U.S. Polio Case Sparks Alarm: How Worried Should You Be? - Across America, US - Life-threatening and debilitating polio has long been eradicated, but a new case and traces of the virus in wastewater spark new concerns.
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Polio was largely eradicated in the US, thanks to a vaccination campaign started in 1955. But every once in a while, an isolated polio case does pop up — except this time, it doesn't seem to be an isolated case.
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The alarm by the authorities comes after New York reported the first polio case in the US in almost a decade.
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New York authorities announced they found polio in wastewater samples in some counties, after a case of paralytic polio was discovered in ...
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A CDC report on the Rockland County polio case looks at polio transmission and how polio spreads. The polio vaccine lasts for life.
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Health officials have said that a paralytic polio case likely means there are more, possibly hundreds, of asymptomatic polio cases in the area.
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The first known US case of polio in nearly a decade was contracted by an unvaccinated 20-year-old man in Rockland County who had recently traveled to Poland and Hungary, health officials said.
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Health authorities in Mozambique declared a polio outbreak Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country's northeastern Tete province had been paralyzed by the disease. The case in Mozambique is the second imported case of polio in southern ...
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The vaccine-derived poliovirus that left an unvaccinated US resident with the country's first case of paralytic polio in nearly a decade has been genetically linked to spread in two other countries: the United Kingdom and Israel.
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To eradicate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has brought together the latest scientific knowledge on poliovirus to make the most of lessons learned and plan for a world without polio. While most of the world seldom confirms a polio case, ...
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Canadian infectious disease experts have noted after US officials reported last week that unvaccinated Americans were diagnosed with the country's first case of polio in almost a decade. Although the Canadian Ministry of Health has not recorded cases ...
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WHO declared Europe a polio-free zone in 2002, and Spain has rarely reported a case since then · The latest health report detects only one case, which was imported from Senegal in 2021 · Polio vaccination coverage in Spain exceeds 95%.
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The detection of polio in NYC alarming but not surprising, said New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett, MD, MPH. "For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may ...
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Polio is a life-threatening disease that's long been eradicated in the US. But a recent New York state case and traces of the virus found in NYC wastewater have experts recommending that unvaccinated adults and children get immunized ASAP.
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With one confirmed polio case and samples of the virus found in wastewater, officials are urging people to keep themselves safe.
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A health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a door-to-door polio vaccination campaign at a slum area in Karachi on May 23, 2022. ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images. Two weeks after the U.S. reported its first case of polio in almost ...
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