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Health professionals from New York to California are concerned about the discovery of the first case of polio in recent years in the United States. It is reported by the Los Angeles Times. The patient was paralyzed. Since then, the polio virus has been detected in sewage not only in two counties in the area where the patient lives, but also in New York. Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said discussions are underway to track polio in wastewater, especially in areas with low vaccination rates. “The detection of poliovirus in sewage samples in New York is alarming. For every paralytic polio case detected, there are hundreds more that are not detected,” said New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett. Public health officials in New York City view a single case of polio as the “tip of the iceberg” for fear of widespread spread. “Polio danger exists in New York today,” — said Bassett.
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