Polio Virus Detected In New York County Wastewater

Spectrum New York reports:

The polio virus has been detected in wastewater samples from early June in Rockland County and is genetically linked to a case confirmed last month in the area, New York state Department of Health officials said Monday.

The polio cases are also genetically linked to samples from greater Jerusalem, Israel, but that “does not imply that the individual case identified in New York has travel history to Israel,” officials said.

New York and Rockland County health officials in July announced the first confirmed case of polio in the United States since 2013 and launched a wastewater analysis soon after.

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