Polio virus found in New York City wastewater

Health authorities said Friday that the polio virus has been found in New York City wastewater, suggesting "likely local circulation of the virus."

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Polio Has Been Detected in New York City Wastewater, Officials Say

The detection of the virus in sewage suggests it is circulating in the city, Health Department officials said.

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Q&A: The polio virus was detected in New York City wastewater. Do you need to worry?

The highly infectious viral disease can lead to permanent paralysis of the arms and legs and even death in some cases. Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they haven't been.

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EXPLAINER: What to know about polio spreading in New York

The polio virus has been found in New York sewage, but officials are stressing that the highest risk is for people who haven't been vaccinated.

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Polio Now Detected in NYC Sewage; State Identifies More Than 20 Samples of Concern

The virus that causes paralytic polio infections has been detected in New York City wastewater samples, state and city health officials jointly announced Friday, sounding the latest in a series of escalating alarms about potentially ongoing community spread of the once-dreaded childhood disease declared eradicated in the United States more than 40 years ago. Concerns about the re-emergence of another…

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New York City health officials identify polio in wastewater samples

The samples taken from the city's sewage system suggest "likely local circulation of the virus.

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Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, virus likely spreading among the unvaccinated: officials - National | Globalnews.ca

The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City's wastewater in another sign that the disease is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said.

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Experts Say Polio Not Likely to Spread in U.S.

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Polio is back on the radar of Canadian health officials. Here’s why

Although Canadians are largely vaccinated against polio — the disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to children missing routine immunizations, or vaccine hesitancy fuelled by pandemic misinformation, could leave some vulnerable to an illness that was thought to be far in the rear-view mirror.

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Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated

Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated.

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