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Polio circulating locally in NYC area, poses risk to unvaccinated, CDC says

Polio has been circulating locally in the New York City metropolitan area for months after an individual introduced the virus from abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, a suburb of New York City, caught polio in June and suffered paralysis. The individual had not …

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Biden administration will declare monkeypox a public health emergency

The Biden administration is declaring monkeypox a public health emergency as the US outbreak has grown into the largest in the world, the nation’s top health official said Thursday. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s emergency declaration will help mobilize more resources to fight the outbreak, which has spread swiftly since health authorities in …

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Wastewater samples outside New York City suggest community spread

Polio virus particle, computer illustration. Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Getty Images Polio has been found in wastewater samples taken from two counties outside of New York City indicating the virus is spreading in the community, according to state health officials. Wastewater samples taken from two different locations in Orange County during June …

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California, New York, Illinois declare outbreak an emergency

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) talks with reporters after a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., In the US Capitol, on Friday, July 15, 2022. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak on Monday, the …

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WHO declares spreading monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

Pavlo Gonchar | Lightrocket | Getty Images The World Health Organization has activated its highest alert level for the growing monkeypox outbreak, declaring the virus a public health emergency of international concern. The rare designation means the WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international response …

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