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Hochul declares NY polio emergency after tests show virus in Long Island wastewater

Posted on AllSides September 9th, 2022
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Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered an emergency expansion of the state’s polio vaccination efforts Friday after scientists detected the crippling and potentially deadly virus in Long Island wastewater.

The latest test results, announced on Friday, add Nassau County to the list of locales on alert for the potential spread of the crippling disease amid a resurgence enabled by low vaccination rates in children.

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