Most people in the US are protected from polio because of vaccination. However, unvaccinated and undervaccinated people are vulnerable, and polio can cause incurable paralysis and death. Most people with polio do not have any ...
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What is polio? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), polio is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. · What are the symptoms? · Can polio be cured? · Has polio not been eradicated in the US and ...
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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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Lab tests suggest the patient got polio from a person who was vaccinated with an oral polio vaccine, which uses a weakened but live virus. This type of vaccine is no longer given in the US, where only the inactivated polio vaccine, or IPV, has been given ...
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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 oral polio vaccine – which is no longer given in the US – relies on a live but weakened virus that can actually be passed from person to person.
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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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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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Despite a school polio vaccine mandate, childhood immunization against polio has dropped in some communities in recent years.
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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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After Tanzania initiated its second round of polio vaccinations on Wednesday to combat the virus's breakout, the World Health Organization offered Tanzania's assistance in conducting polio campaigns. In conjunction with UNICEF and the Global Polio ...
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This historic backsliding immunization happened against a backdrop of severe acute malnutrition. In Summary. •Polio vaccination with the Inactivated polio vaccine ( ...
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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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An unvaccinated young adult from New York state — who has developed paralysis after contracting polio — marks the first recorded case of the disease in the US since 2013. Health officials are investigating how the person became infected.
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All children between the ages of one and nine in London are to be offered a polio booster dose after polio viruses derived from the oral polio vaccine were detected in sewage water in north and east London, UK health authorities said on Wednesday.
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US public health agencies generally don't test wastewater for signs of polio. That may have given the virus time to circulate silently before it paralyzed a New York man.
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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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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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