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15 Aug
How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater last week put public health officials on high alert, as it indicates the potentially paralyzing virus is circulating widely in the area.

But infectious disease experts say there's no need for families of fully vaccinated ch...

12 Aug
Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

State and local health officials have detected the poliovirus in New York City's wastewater, a finding that indicates the virus has spread widely since first being discovered in the wastewater of a...

05 Aug
New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – New Yorkers who aren't vaccinated for polio should get their shots, state public health officials warned Thursday after the virus was found in seven wastew...

22 Jul
First U.S. Polio Case in Nearly a Decade Reported in New York

First U.S. Polio Case in Nearly a Decade Reported in New York

New York health officials said Thursday that the first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade has been confirmed in a young unvaccinated adult in Rockland County.

"Based on what we know about ...

23 Jun
Britain Investigates Possible Presence of Poliovirus in London

Britain Investigates Possible Presence of Poliovirus in London

Health authorities in Britain, who routinely test sewage samples for the virus that causes polio, declared a "nati...

02 Nov
We've Been Here Before: How Polio Vaccine Rollout Saved Millions of Young Lives

We've Been Here Before: How Polio Vaccine Rollout Saved Millions of Young Lives

An infection that can disable and kill stalks the land, but a brand-new vaccine offers hope that almost everyone, kids included, can evade it. After scientific testing, a nationwide rollout of the vaccine begins.

Sound familiar?

As the U.S. government gears up to ...

24 Apr
New Polio Vaccine Promising in Early Test

New Polio Vaccine Promising in Early Test

A new oral polio vaccine promises to help make polio a disease of the past, according to the results of a phase 1 clinical trial.

Polio was almost eliminated worldwide -- except in vaccine-induced cases. In those cases, the weakened virus used in vaccines developed ...

21 Oct
Scientists Spot Signs of Virus Behind Disease Paralyzing Kids

Scientists Spot Signs of Virus Behind Disease Paralyzing Kids

A new antibody test appears to have honed in on the most likely cause of a mysterious polio-like disease that regularly sweeps through the United States.

The new test detected antibodies for two types of enteroviruses in the spinal fluid of dozens of patients diagnos...

07 Aug
Vulnerable Preemie Babies Often Behind On Vaccines

Vulnerable Preemie Babies Often Behind On Vaccines

Preemies often lag behind full-term babies in getting routine vaccinations -- and the difference remains at age 3, a new study finds.

Misguided parental "hesitancy" over the safety of vaccines for preemies might be to blame, researchers said.

The study foun...

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