Traces of a form of polio found in London

Traces of a form of poliomyelitis derived from a vaccine strain have been found in samples of waste water taken from a London sewage treatment plant. “It is important to note that the virus was isolated only from environmental samples – no associated cases of paralysis were detected”the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.

It is “important that all countries, especially those with a high volume of travel and contact with polio-affected countries and areas, strengthen surveillance to rapidly detect any new virus importation and facilitate rapid response”emphasizes the instance. “Any form of poliovirus, anywhere, poses a threat to children everywhere”she hammers.

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