Has Polio Returned to America
A many-decade leader in polio vaccinations recently issued a foreboding warning that if the U.S. government begins to search for poliovirus in wastewater systems, it may find this harmful virus.
Beyond the Noise is written by Paul Offit, M.D., an infectious diseases physician, author, U.S. FDA vaccine committee advisor, new grandfather, and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine.
In a Substack article published on March 31, 2023, Dr. Offit wrote, 'the polio virus strain that paralyzed a man was found in wastewater in Rockland County, New York, as well as surrounding counties.
Although only one person had been paralyzed, thousands had been infected (with poliovirus).
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now examining wastewater samples throughout the United States, looking for evidence of this virus.
They will likely find it.
The full, unedited article by Dr. Offit is found at this link.
In 2022, the U.S. was added to a list of about thirty countries where polio was recently identified.
And during March 2023, the CDC reissued a global polio travel alert, highlighting polio cases in Isreal and poliovirus detections in Montreal, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The CDC suggests international travelers speak with a healthcare provider about reducing their risk of contracting polio.
According to the CDC, polio is a vaccine-preventable disease, with various types of polio vaccines offered at most health clinics and pharmacies in the U.S.
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