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Fauci Warns Pandemic-Era ‘Anti-Vaxxer Attitude’ Could Hurt Child Vaccination Rates

Sep 20, 2022 , Forbes
His warning comes as diseases like polio and measles stage a comeback in the...
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With Polio’s Return, Here’s What Back-to-Schoolers Need to Know

Sep 18, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
Because polio has been vanishingly rare in the United States for nearly a half-century, doctors may not consider it when diagnosing patients with typical symptoms. Here are the signs and the science behind an infectious disease that is largely a mystery to modern...
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Polio has reemerged in the US. Who should get a polio vaccine now?

Sep 18, 2022 , CNN Health
An August report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that "even a single case of paralytic polio represents a public health emergency in the United States." CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen explains...
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We Can’t Lose The Fight Against Polio. Here’s How To Beat It Again — For Good

Sep 17, 2022 , Forbes
The re-emergence of polio is worrisome, particularly considering the politicization of and uneven response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Panic, however, is unwise. What is needed is vigilance & vaccination coverage. Fortunately, there are millions of people who are living proof that polio vaccines...
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With Polio’s Return, Here’s What Back-to-Schoolers Need to Know

Sep 17, 2022 , WebMD
Because polio has been vanishingly rare in the United States for nearly a half-century, doctors may not consider it when diagnosing patients with typical symptoms. Here are the signs and the science behind an infectious disease that is largely a mystery to modern...
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Polio Outbreak In New York Puts U.S. On List Of Countries Where Virus Circulates, CDC Says

Sep 15, 2022 , Forbes
“We cannot emphasize enough that polio is a dangerous disease for which there is no cure,” Dr. José R. Romero, Director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said, urging people to ensure they are fully immunized against polio....
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How To Reduce Your Child’s Risk Of The Enterovirus Infection (EV-D68) That Is Causing Paralysis

Sep 15, 2022 , Forbes
The CDC is warning about a rise in enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases, which can rarely cause acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like illness. Here's how to protect your...
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New York governor declares state disaster emergency amid circulating poliovirus evidence, samples found in 5 counties

Sep 10, 2022 , CNN Health
New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state disaster emergency amid evidence of circulating poliovirus, a move that will increase the availability of resources including expanding the network of polio vaccine administrators, state health officials...
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New York declares state of emergency over polio to boost low vaccination rates

Sep 10, 2022 , CNBC Health
Health officials said everyone who is unvaccinated should receive their shots immediately. Some New Yorkers should also receive a single, lifetime booster...
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Wastewater surveillance becomes more targeted in search for poliovirus, monkeypox and coronavirus

Sep 06, 2022 , CNN Health
Early in the coronavirus pandemic, health officials closely monitored sewage samples for signs of the virus to track where it could be circulating. Now, that technique is being used to detect other infectious diseases: polio and...
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Health officials urge New Yorkers to get vaccinated after poliovirus detected in wastewater in another county

Aug 27, 2022 , CNN Health
New York state health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against polio after the virus was identified in wastewater samples in another...
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Americans are highly vaccinated against polio. Here's why it could still spread

Aug 24, 2022 , CNN Health
So far, there's been just one recent case of polio in the United States, which paralyzed a young adult in Rockland County, New...
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Poliovirus: Still a Threat

Aug 24, 2022 , American Journal of Nursing
First U.S. polio case in nearly a decade. Henderson respirator 20th century. Credit: Wellcome Library, London, via Wikipedia Creative Commons. Last month, an unvaccinated 20-year-old in Rockland County, New York, was diagnosed with paralytic polio. He had not traveled in the previous month; he was infected by an (unknown) individual who had travelled [...] The post Poliovirus: Still a Threat appeared first on Off the...
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Should You Get A Polio Vaccine Booster? Here’s How To Decide

Aug 22, 2022 , Forbes
The re=appearance of the poliovirus in New York has left many adults wondering whether they should get a booster even if they were vaccinated as a child....
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My mother's walk through life with polio

Aug 21, 2022 , CNN Health
My mother never got to buy shoes. At least not in that obsessive, stereotypically female way we see in shows like Sex and the...
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Childhood polio vaccination rate is dangerously low in some New York communities, increasing the risk of an outbreak

Aug 19, 2022 , CNBC Health
Despite a school polio vaccine mandate, childhood immunization against polio has dropped in some communities in recent...
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New Reports on Polio: How Worried Should We Be?

Aug 18, 2022 , MedicineNet
Title: New Reports on Polio: How Worried Should We Be?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2022 12:00:00...
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Polio has been circulating for months in New York City area and poses an ongoing risk to the unvaccinated, CDC says

Aug 17, 2022 , CNBC Health
No additional cases of paralytic polio have been confirmed, though CDC officials warned that circulation of the virus poses a risk to the...
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Polio Explained: What You Need To Know After Old Threat Was Discovered Spreading In New York, London

Aug 17, 2022 , Forbes
Officials are urging parents to immunize their kids against polio—a serious disease that can cause paralysis or death and which mainly strikes young children—after the virus that causes it was found in several countries that had all but eliminated it....
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Poliovirus Discovered in New York Wastewater

Aug 16, 2022 , MedicineNet
Title: Poliovirus Discovered in New York WastewaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2022 12:00:00...
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