New York state declares state of emergency over polio outbreak


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A state of emergency has been declared in New York State due to a polio outbreak.

On July 21, the first case of infection with a vaccine-derived virus since 1990 was detected in the state. It was discovered in Rockland County in an adult male who had not been vaccinated against polio. In addition, the virus has entered statewide sewage and has been identified in Rocklenge, Orange, Sullivan and Nassau counties in the past few months.

Due to the coronavirus, the number of people who have been routinely vaccinated against polio has decreased. According to state governor Kathy Hokul, this has led to a disaster that local authorities cannot adequately deal with.


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