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Polio detected in 4 Sullivan County wastewater samples, linked to Rockland case

Health officials say polio was detected in four wastewater samples out of Sullivan County.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2022, 6:42 PM

Updated 661 days ago

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Polio detected in 4 Sullivan County wastewater samples, linked to Rockland case
Health officials say polio was detected in four wastewater samples out of Sullivan County.
Two samples collected in July and another two collected in August are "genetically-linked to the case of paralytic polio previously identified in Rockland," according to the Department of Health.
All of the samples are considered "samples of concern," which means there is a risk of paralysis with this particular type of the virus.
The samples started being taken following the identification of the virus in an unvaccinated Rockland County individual in July.


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