Latest Polio and post-polio syndrome News

Poliovirus detected in more wastewater near New York City

Sep. 09, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday the state was stepping up its polio-fighting efforts as the virus that causes the life-threatening disease was detected in the wastewater of yet another county in the New York City area. Health officials began checking for...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 06, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Jeffersonville News and Tribune. September 3, 2022. Editorial: Hoosier immunization rates for children concerning The politicization of COVID-19 has caused too many to question vaccinations, but does anyone really doubt the seriousness of diseases such as polio,...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 01, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

New York Post. August 29, 2022. Editorial: Sorry, Hochul: Your bail-reform ‘fixes’ don’t cut it — so stop passing the buck The mutual finger-pointing by Gov. Kathy Hochul and state judges over surging crime shows no sign of let-up. But don’t be confused: The...

More polio virus detected in upstate New York wastewater

Aug. 26, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State health officials in New York are warning of expanding “community spread” of the polio virus after it was found in wastewater samples from another upstate county. The state Department of Health said Friday the polio virus was detected in four samples...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 22, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 21, 2022. Editorial: Mounting threats to elections workers should concern us all Imagine going to work every day to protect American democracy and the cherished right to vote, and being threatened with violence and death just because...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 22, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 21, 2022. Editorial: Mounting threats to elections workers should concern us all Imagine going to work every day to protect American democracy and the cherished right to vote, and being threatened with violence and death just because...

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare risk of oral vaccine

Aug. 21, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For years, global health officials have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign aimed at wiping out polio in its last remaining strongholds — typically, poor, politically unstable corners of the world. Now, in a surprising twist...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 19, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ IRS special agent job ad...

Gunmen kill 2 policemen escorting polio workers in Pakistan

Aug. 16, 2022 04:40 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on Tuesday on police escorting a team of polio workers in northwestern Pakistan, killing two policemen, authorities said. None of the polio workers were harmed, said Mohammad Imran, a local police official. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...