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New York Polio Case Now Connected to Traces of Virus Found in UK and Israel – ProPublica

Sunday, 14 August, 2022

New York Polio Case Now Connected to Traces of Virus Found in UK and Israel – ProPublica

This 1964 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows damage from the polio virus to human spinal cord tissue. On July 21, New York health officials announced a polio case, the first in the U.S. in nearly a decade. Credit: Dr. Karp/Emory University/CDC via AP

 
Public health officials’ international hunt for clues in the case of polio that paralyzed a New York man has turned up a big one: The virus that infected him matches the genetic fingerprint of poliovirus found in sewage samples taken in London and in the Jerusalem area, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization told ProPublica on Friday.

It is not yet clear how the virus moved from one place to another or where it was first.

“That is still being investigated,” Oliver Rosenbauer, communications officer for WHO’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative, said in an email.

Read more at: https://www.propublica.org/article/polio-london-jerusalem-new-york

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