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New York's governor has declared a state of emergency after health officials detected poliovirus in the wastewater of five counties -- evidence the disease is circulating. The declaration also follows a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an unvaccinated person in Rockland County, New York, who was diagnosed with paralytic polio this summer -- the first case identified in the United States in nearly a decade.
By Deblina Chakraborty, CNN
North Carolina does not have any immediate plans to add polio to its wastewater testing, but state leaders are planning to add surveillance of the flu and respiratory syncytial virus in the coming months.
Mark Bergin, WRAL senior multiplatform producer
Wastewater in New York is now being tested after the first case of polio was diagnosed in the US in nearly a decade.
As it turns out, the polio vaccine could help defend against COVID-19. Scientists think the vaccine could provide a temporary immune boost that would give the body time to develop antibodies not just for polio, but for COVID-19 as well.
As the world races to produce an effective Covid-19 vaccine, some experts are turning their attention to a polio vaccine as a way to provide temporary protection against coronavirus.
By Faith Karimi and Maggie Fox, CNN
Buddy Ritter remembers standing in line for the polio vaccine sugar cube at six-years-old. Hours later, he was completely paralyzed, couldn't speak, and doctors said he wouldn't survive the night. Now, he runs marathons--and even wins first place.
There are now 286 cases of possible and confirmed acute flaccid myelitis in the United States this year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN