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UK: "national incident" declared over polio virus findings in London sewage

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UK Health Security Agency says evidence of limited community transmission of virus found in wastewater




Public health officials have declared a national incident after routine surveillance of wastewater in north and east London found evidence of community transmission of poliovirus for the first time.


The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said waste from the Beckton sewage treatment works in Newham tested positive for vaccine-derived poliovirus in February and that further positive samples had been detected since.


No cases of the disease or related paralysis have been reported, and the risk to the general public is considered low, but public health officials urged people to make sure that they and their families were up to date with polio vaccinations to reduce the risk of harm.



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1 hour ago, Jason said:

At this rate, what's next, cholera?


Scurvy. There will be some conspiracy theory about someone working in mid-level management at Tropicana smuggling children into South America on the return ships for oranges, and 37 million people will stop eating anything with vitamin C. It will be pointed out that most oranges are grown in the US in places like California, and the response will be that that makes sense, the liberals are behind it. 

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