• Poliovirus in London sewage sparks alarm

    7 days ago - By Science Mag

    Yesterday, declaring a “national incident” after poliovirus was detected in London sewage, public health officials in the United Kingdom asked physicians to be on alert for polio cases and urged residents to check whether they are up to date with their vaccinations for the now-rare disease. The source of the virus is still a mystery, but was likely someone from outside of the United Kingdom who had recently received the oral polio vaccine , which uses a live, but weakened, virus and is no longer given in the United Kingdom.
    Most polio infections are asymptomatic, and no cases have been...
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