New York Declares Disaster Emergency Over Polio

State of emergency over polio was declared by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.   

People of New York are advised to get vaccinated against polio as there is a rapid spread.

Poliovirus is spreading through the sewage system of various counties. Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Nassau are among them.

If someone gets tested positive for poliovirus they can get paralysed.

The first case was found in Rockland county, where an adult man tested positive and was paralysed.

Health officials said that “for every one case of paralytic polio observed, there may be hundreds of other people infected,” 

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Health department's aim to boost the vaccination rate and immunize 90% population.