New York declares 'state of emergency' as polio continues to spread

Health officers stated that “for each one case of paralytic polio found, there can be masses of different people infected."

The virus has also been detected in wastewater samples from neigboring Orange and Sullivan counties

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Health officials noted that “for every one case of paralytic polio observed

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Health Commissioner Mary Bassett again urged all New Yorkers to ensure they’re up-to-date with polio vaccinations.

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Hochul’s emergency order immediately expands the network of providers who can administer polio vaccines to include emergency medical workers, midwives and pharmacists.

The order similarly calls for health providers to ship polio immunization data to the nation Department of Health

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a move which DOH said allows state and local health officials to focus vaccination activities in high-need areas.

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