Ron Smith, MD
Polio in the News
This transmission electron microscopic (TEM), negative stain image, reveals some of the ultrastructural features exhibited by a grouping of icosahedral-shaped polio virus particle.
NY Governor Declares Disaster Emergency After Polio Found in Wastewater
9 September 2022. Virus was detected in wastewater samples taken in Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties every month since April, indicating the virus was present in the state before the Rockland County case was found in July.
Polio detected in Sullivan County, New York – report
Updated: AUGUST 29, 2022 12:45. On July 21, officials announced that they had identified a case of polio in Rockland County, the first case of the disease in the United States in almost a decade. The affected patient was unvaccinated, according to the report. AP added that the samples found in Sullivan County are genetically linked to the Rockland County case and that the virus has now been found in wastewater from three New York counties – Sullivan, Rockland and Orange – as well as New York City.
Polio: Do we have to worry about it once again?
10 August 2022. The oral vaccine has been hugely successful – but this ability to revert to its more dangerous form is why countries aim to switch to an injection of dead virus once they are polio-free. The UK has used injections since 2004. What is now turning up in London sewers is virus that has come from using the oral vaccine elsewhere in the world.”