NewsDisaster alert declared: Polioviruses in New York sewage

Disaster alert declared: Polioviruses in New York sewage

Created: 09/10/2022 10:14 am

Die Skyline von New York bei Nacht.
Polio viruses have been discovered in New York’s sewage. (Archive image) © Yuki Iwamura/dpa

In New York, polioviruses were detected in the sewage of four boroughs. Governor Kathy Hochul has already had to issue a disaster alert.

Albany/New York – Polio viruses have been discovered in sewage in the state of New York. The virus, which can cause the incurable disease polio, is said to have been discovered in the sewage of four parts of the city. For this reason, Governor Kathy Hochul has issued a disaster alert throughout New York State, reports kreiszeitung.de.

Kreiszeitung.de knows what the impact of the discovery of the polio virus in New York is and how you can protect yourself.

Polio viruses had previously been detected in Rockland County sewage in late July. The viruses were detected in the United States for the first time in more than ten years. The disease has long been a feared disease in the United States. Up to 35,000 cases were recorded annually in the United States well into the 1980s. It is possible to be immunized against the disease by oral vaccination.

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