‘Alarming but not surprising': Poliovirus detected in NYC sewage
1 month ago - By Healio
Health officials announced Friday that poliovirus has been detected in six wastewater samples collected in New York City since June, suggesting that it is circulating locally.
New York State Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, called the finding “alarming, but not surprising,” suggesting officials believed the virus might show up in the nation's largest city after being detected in sewage in two counties to the north in recent weeks.
The samples have not, however, been genetically linked to the 20 positive samples collected so far in Rockland and Orange counties
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Polio Is Now in NYC's Sewage, Suggesting That the Virus Is Circulating
1 month ago - By Time
NEW YORK - The polio virus has been found in New York City's wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn't been seen in the U.S. in a decade , is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday.
The presence of the poliovirus in the city's wastewater suggests likely local circulation of the virus, the city and New York state health departments said.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming but not surprising.
“The risk to New Yorkers is real but the defense is so...
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Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated
1 month ago - By ABC News
Polio found in New York City wastewater
1 month ago - By Daily Mail
New York City officials have detected polio in the city's wastewater, confirming at least one person carried the virus in the city recently.
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