Polio is back — how concerned should Americans be?

Polio is back -- how concerned should Americans be?

CNN — New York’s governor has declared a state of emergency after health officials detected poliovirus in the wastewater of five counties – evidence the disease is circulating. The declaration also follows a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an unvaccinated person in Rockland County, New York, who was diagnosed … Read more

CDC official: Several hundred polio cases likely circulating in New York

CDC official: Several hundred polio cases likely circulating in New York

An official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday that a polio case detected in New York last month, the first confirmed US case in nearly a decade, could very well be an indication of “several hundred cases” within that community. In late July, a 20-year-old man from New York’s Rockland … Read more

Nearly 1 million children in London offered polio boosters after virus is detected in sewage

Nearly 1 million children in London offered polio boosters after virus is detected in sewage

CNN — Children living in London will be offered an extra dose of the polio vaccine following the discovery of poliovirus in sewage in the British capital, health authorities announced Wednesday. The UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization said a targeted inactivated polio vaccine booster dose should be offered to all children between the … Read more

Kansas doctor shares perspective on monkeypox outbreak, polio case in US

Kansas doctor shares perspective on monkeypox outbreak, polio case in US

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A global monkeypox outbreak hit the US in recent months while doctors in New York confirmed the United State’s first case of polio in nearly a decade. While Kansas has only one known confirmed monkeypox case, doctors say it’s only a matter of time before that number rises with neighboring states … Read more

New York Health Department says hundreds of people may be infected with polio virus

New York Health Department says hundreds of people may be infected with polio virus

Polio found in wastewater samples in 2 New York counties 02:04 New York state health officials have found indications of additional cases of polio virus in wastewater samples from two different counties, leading them to warn that hundreds of people may be infected with the potentially serious virus. Just two weeks ago, the New York … Read more

The US Just Recorded Its First Case of Polio in Almost a Decade

The US Just Recorded Its First Case of Polio in Almost a Decade

The United States on Thursday reported its first case of polio in almost a decade. New York state’s health department said a person living in Rockland County, 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Manhattan, had tested positive for the disease. America last recorded a polio case in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control … Read more