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Polio incident in London - virus detected in sewer - June 2022

Britain Declares National Incident After Poliovirus Found in London - June 22, 2022

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  • "The last case of polio in Britain was in 1984, and the country was declared polio-free in 2003. Before the introduction of the polio vaccine, epidemics were common in Britain, with up to 8,000 cases of paralysis reported every year."
  • "Routine surveillance of sewage in the country picks up poliovirus once or twice a year, but between February and May, officials identified the virus in several samples collected in London,..."
  • “Most of the disease is asymptomatic, it is only about one in 500 children who are actually paralyzed,”

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