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Polio found in New York City wastewater, indicating a silent spread

1 month ago   |   By Politico

NEW YORK - Weeks after the nation's first polio case in nearly a decade emerged in the New York suburbs, public health officials warned Friday that it's likely in New York City too.
That's while the city is still reeling from Covid-19 and the emerging monkeypox outbreak. New York proved a petri dish for both contagions, and now polio, which is largely asymptomatic but can cause paralysis, could be silently spreading.
“For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected,” State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a statement. “The detection of poliovirus...
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Polio detected in New York City wastewater

Polio detected in New York City wastewater

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Officials found poliovirus in New York City wastewater, the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Friday.
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