(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday it will expand wastewater testing for polio to select communities across the U.S. after a person tested positive for the disease in New York this summer.The initiative will start in two communities:... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- More evidence of polio has been detected in New York City wastewater, according to the state Department of Health.So far, only one case of polio has been identified, in a previously healthy 20-year-old man from Rockland County who developed paralysis in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With a single case of paralytic polio detected in Rockland County, New York, and the virus showing up in wastewater samples in two counties in the state, as well as New York City, health officials say polio is likely circulating undetected.This... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Some of New York City's area have less than 60% of kids fully vaccinated against polio, according to data from the city's Department of Health.Just last week, officials found traces of the poliovirus in the city's wastewater system. Officials believe the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Health officials announced Friday that polio has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City.It comes just a few weeks after a case of polio was detected in Rockland County, located north of the city.Story developing... Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio.... Read More.
(LONDON) — Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city.The U.K. Health Security Agency announced Wednesday that all children between ages 1 and 9 across the British capital will be eligible... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has deployed a federal team to New York to investigate the case of polio detected in Rockland County.The team will also help administer vaccinations in the county, according to ABC station WABC-TV.It's unclear how... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When the New York State Department of Health announced a patient in Rockland County -- north of New York City -- had contracted polio, they revealed it was a case of vaccine-derived polio.Vaccine-derived poliovirus is different than poliovirus that originated in... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The first case of polio reported in the U.S. in nearly a decade was detected in New York state, health officials said Thursday.The case is in a resident of Rockland County, the state health department said.State health officials said sequencing determined that... Read More.