Test results show polio in some wastewater samples from Brooklyn, Queens

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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Test results showed polio in some New York City wastewater.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Test results showed polio in some New York City wastewater.

The collected samples came from Brooklyn and Queens.

Previous test results showed polio in wastewater in Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and Nassau counties.

Authorities report there was only one positive case of polio in New York.

This weekend the state extended the executive order to protect New Yorkers against polio through vaccination.

Polio can lead to permanent paralysis of the arms and legs and in some cases, death.

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