New York has declared a state disaster emergency over polio after the virus turned up in wastewater on Long Island.
The virus that causes polio has been found in wastewater samples from another upstate New York county, prompting state health officials to warn of expanding “community spread” of the life-threatening virus.
The poliovirus has been found in New York sewage. Most people who get polio have no visible symptoms but some can become paralyzed. Here is what you need to know.
State health officials say that sewage samples from New York City have identified the presence of polioviruses. They say that indicates a risk of community transmission in the city.
Wastewater surveillance has found signs of the polio virus potentially spreading in the Hudson Valley.
The New York State Department of Health has detected the polio virus in wastewater in Rockland County.
New York health officials have issued a health alert about a case of polio that has been discovered.