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To Boost Low Vaccination Rates, New York Declares State of Emergency Over Polio

Officials encourage anyone whose unvaccinated to get the poliovirus vaccination

On Sept. 9, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency over polio to boost vaccination rates in the state amid further evidence that the virus is spreading in communities.

Poliovirus has now been detected in sewage samples from four counties in the New York metro area as well as in the city itself. The counties are Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and the latest, Nassau.

The samples tested positive for poliovirus that can cause paralysis in humans, according to state health officials. Unvaccinated individuals who live, work, go to school or visit Orange, Rockland, Nassau, New York City and Sullivan are at the highest risk of paralytic disease, officials said.

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