The polio virus is back – spread in London

Published June 24, 2022 at 09.46

There is no single confirmed case of polio yet. But in the wastewater, several variants of the virus have been found, writes the British Infection Control Authority in a press release.

Polio is a viral disease that can cause paralysis, especially in children. The virus has been described as largely extinct, but has continued to spread to two countries: Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In Sweden, no domestic case of polio has been reported since 1977.

The British Public Health Agency states that the risk to the public is low because most adults in the UK have been vaccinated against polio as children. However, those who are not vaccinated are encouraged to book an appointment for vaccination immediately.


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