Polio detected in New York City wastewater
August 26, 2022
(New York Jewish Week) — Polio has been detected in New York City wastewater, three weeks after a Jewish man in Rockland County was diagnosed with the first polio case in the U.S. in 10 years.
The announcement suggests that the potentially deadly virus is circulating in the city, officials say.
New York City and State health officials made the joint announcement on Friday. Traces of polio had previously been found in wastewater samples from Rockland and Orange Counties, north of the city.
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