The health officials in New York City gave a statement regarding polio. They say that polio is a severe disease that can also give rise to paralytic polio. Lately, it was found in sewage which is why the health department was concerned for the public.
The virus was found in the sewage and this news made it to the headlines soon after a polio case was detected in a Rockland County, NY, resident. This is not the first time when polio was detected in sewage. It was also in the month of May, June, and July when countries like Orange County experienced cases of polio. The vaccination rates are pretty low in both Orange County and Rockland.
The findings related to polio are dangerous but not new, says the health professionals in New York. All the health experts are busy with case investigations. We are trying our best to stop the spread of polio. The best method to keep everyone safe is through immunization that is safe and works wonders for the public, says Bassett, a member of the State Health Department. We will spare no effort to avoid unwanted death and paralytic cases, he adds.
In order to stay safe and healthy, it is best to get a vaccine, Bassett says. The risk of polio is real but there is always a cure. Getting the required vaccinations on time will surely help everyone avoid polio and another disease, says Dr. Ashwin Vasan, New York City Health Commissioner.
Polio will spread in no time. If you are concerned about yourself and your loved ones, it is high time to get vaccinated. Take action before it gets too late, says Vasan. He also says that “Polio is completely preventable, and if it is appearing again, take it as a call to action”.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the inactivated poliovirus vaccine that has been offered to people residing in the USA since 2000. It has worked for 99% of kids. If you are someone who has not received the vaccine, now is the time to get one. After all, precaution is always better than cure.
If you have obtained the vaccines, then it is time to get an IVP booster. The IVP booster enhances immunity and reduces the chances of catching poliovirus, especially for kids.