Polio makes return to America | Daily Gate City

For the past 43 years, the United States has been free of one of the most dreaded childhood diseases known to man. That changed last month when a 20-year-old from New York contracted polio. My wife, Lori, and I both traveled to countries where polio was then endemic to participate in their “National Immunization Days” … Read more

Kansas doctor shares perspective on monkeypox outbreak, polio case in U.S.

WICHITA, Kansas (KWCH) – A global outbreak of monkeypox has hit the United States in recent months, as doctors in New York confirmed the first case of polio in the United States in nearly a decade. While Kansas has just one known confirmed case of monkeypox, doctors say it’s only a matter of time before … Read more

Unvaccinated young adult in New York becomes first US polio case in nearly a decade

An unvaccinated young adult in New York City recently contracted polio, the first American case in nearly a decade. Key points: Investigators are trying to figure out how the patient contracted the virus and if others were exposed The patient is from Rockland County, a northern New York suburb that has been a center of … Read more

First polio case since 2013 in U.S. reported in New York state

New York state health officials reported a case of polio on Thursday, the first in the United States in nearly a decade. Officials did not immediately provide details about the identity of the Rockland County resident, whether the person was vaccinated or his current condition. State officials said it appeared the person had a vaccine-derived … Read more