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Polio found in New York City wastewater

BREAKING: Polio found in New York City sewage – confirming at least one person in the city carried a devastating virus

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New York City officials have discovered polio in the city’s sewage, confirming that at least one person has recently carried the virus in the city.

Surveillance on the virus was launched after a confirmed case was found near Rockland County last month. Wastewater surveillance in Orange County — also just outside the Bronx borough — has also detected at least two polio samples since June.

Officials have warned there could be hundreds — possibly — thousands of undiagnosed cases circulating in the state. Since most cases are asymptomatic or very mild, the vast majority are likely to go undetected.

In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent a team to Rockland County earlier this week to investigate the outbreak and

While an incidence of polio in America’s largest city can be terrifying, a vaccinated person is not considered to be at risk. Many Americans had to be vaccinated to attend school, and no booster is needed.

Polio found in New York City wastewater

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