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Discovery of poliovirus around the world alarms researchers
The poliovirus outbreak in many regions around the world has alarmed researchers. Reports suggest it comes from an oral polio vaccine used in some countries. Read more details inside.
Updated on Aug 23, 2022 12:03 PM IST
ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi
Why has polio been found in London, NY and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?
Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns.
Published on Aug 15, 2022 05:37 PM IST
Reuters | , London
Polio detected in New York's sewage water, suggests virus circulating
State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming but not surprising.
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 08:19 PM IST
Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread
So far, only one person has tested positive for polio — an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County who suffered paralysis.
Published on Aug 05, 2022 11:26 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Albany
Why is polio on the rise in Pakistan?
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.
Published on Jun 09, 2022 04:16 PM IST