By: Amelia Thyen Photo courtesy of Navy Medicine. In response to the detection of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated Rockland County resident earlier this year,
By Alyson Speshock Photo courtesy of Government of Prince Edward Island; CC-BY-NC-ND. On July 21, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) reported
By: Amelia Thyen Photo courtesy of Tullio Saba Polio is on the short list of infectious diseases with the potential to be completely eradicated from
By: Caroline Pane Image Credit: United Nations Photo. CC-BY-NC-ND. A 3-year-old in Malawi has the first case of wild-type poliovirus in Africa in 5 years,
One confirmed case and three suspected cases of polio have been reported in Venezuela, the first cases to emerge since polio was eradicated from
Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly affects children under age five and leads to irreversible paralysis in about one of every 200 cases.
Environmental samples from Campinas, São Paolo have tested positive for wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1), though the country has not reported any polio cases since