Around one million children in London will be offered a polio booster vaccine after the virus was detected in sewage samples across the capital, health officials said Wednesday.
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 and Prevention.
The United States on Thursday reported its first case of polio in almost a decade.
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a devastating disease that historically has caused paralysis and death around the world. It is caused by polioviruses, small RNA viruses that can damage cells in the nervous…
A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was…
Polio cases are on the rise in Pakistan although it’s an illness eradicated almost everywhere else in the world. Part of the problem is widespread vaccine skepticism and outlandish conspiracy theories.
New polio cases are emerging amid widespread vaccine skepticism and fake markings on children.