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Poliovirus Discovered in New York City

Poliovirus Emerging Once Again - Should Our Seniors Be Concerned?

by Don Drake, Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.

Polio campaign of the 1950s

Once one of the most feared viruses in the United States, polio was considered eliminated from this country for some forty years. But early this summer, the poliovirus was found in wastewaters of New York City, London, and Jerusalem, sparking concerns about the return of this disease.

New York City health officials reported that the virus was found in wastewater, and in Rockland County in June, a young man was diagnosed with this disease. "We have many clients who remember the polio outbreaks of the e