State and county health officials in New York announced on Thursday that a case of polio has been discovered in Rockland County, New York. Why it matters: No polio cases have originated in the U.S. since 1979. The last time the virus was brought into ...
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New York State health officials said wastewater surveillance initiated after the identification of the first polio case in the Untied States in a decade found the disease was present in Rockland County earlier this summer.
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A case of polio has been reported in New York, Rockland County officials said Thursday. The viral disease, which can cause neurological symptoms, paralysis or death, was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 1979. Although routine spread has been halted ...
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New York's top health official warned that the first case of the polio virus detected in Rockland County last month is being treated as the "tip of the iceberg."
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The case was reported in Rockland County, on the west side of the Hudson River, the health department said in a statement. Officials confirmed the case showed revertant polio Sabin type 2 virus, indicating it ...
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New York state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett warned that the confirmed polio case in an unvaccinated adult and the detection of the virus in sewage could indicate a larger outbreak is underway. “Based on earlier polio outbreaks, New Yorkers should ...
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State health officials said sequencing determined that the newly detected case is an instance of vaccine-derived polio. The oral polio vaccine contains a weakened version of the polio virus that can be excreted in stool and transmitted.
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Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, New York health officials reported a polio case, the first ...
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A girl receives polio vaccine drops, during an anti-polio campaign, in a low-income neighborhood as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Karachi, Pakistan July 20, 2020.
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The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday.
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After nearly a decade with no reported polio cases in the U.S., a resident of Rockland County, New York has tested positive for the viral disease, state and county health officials announced Thursday.
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The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they have been ...
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Since announcing a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated adult, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has announced that poliovirus has been found in wastewater samples from two different counties.
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New York State health officials say they have identified the polio virus in sewage water samples taken from two unique geographical locations in the New York City suburb of Orange county.
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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 ...
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