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First polio case in US since 2013 detected in New York state




  • Health officials said Thursday that the first case of polio in the U.S. was detected in New York state.
  • It’s the first known infection in the country in nearly a decade.
  • The adult patient was not vaccinated against polio and suffered paralysis.

Health officials said Thursday that the first case of polio reported in the U.S. in nearly ten years was detected in Rockland County, in New York state.

In a statement, health officials said the patient was infected with a type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus, which would have come from oral polio vaccine used in other countries, but not the United States. The U.S. stopped using oral polio vaccine in 2000, suggesting that the virus may have originated outside the U.S.

The polio patient is a young adult who started experiencing symptoms a month ago, according to public health officials in Rockland County. The person is no longer contagious but has suffered some paralysis. It is not yet determined whether the paralysis will be permanent.

The infected person contracted polio through exposure to someone who was inoculated with the oral vaccine. The patient did not travel outside of the country, so the exposure was here, said health officials, who are now investigating whether there are any close contacts of the patient who are at risk. There are no other suspected cases at this time.

Health officials urged those who are unvaccinated, and parents of unvaccinated children, to seek polio vaccination now.

“The polio vaccine is safe and effective, protecting against this potentially debilitating disease, and it has been part of the backbone of required, routine childhood immunizations recommended by health officials and public health agencies nationwide,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said in a statement.

The last known case in the U.S. was recorded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013, which was also an instance of vaccine-derived polio. The last “wild” case of polio was detected in the U.S. in 1979.

The U.S. uses the inactivated polio vaccine, which cannot cause infection.


Being vaccinated against polio protects people against both vaccine-derived and “wild” polio.

Polio is a very contagious, potentially fatal, virus that can be spread even when an infected person has no symptoms.

Symptoms, which include fatigue, fever, headache, stiffness, muscle pain and vomiting, can take up to 30 days to appear. In rare cases, polio can cause paralysis or death.

Source: ABC News



  1. Laura Edwards

    July 25, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Allowing a quarter million untested people from third world countries to enter our country is the perfect way to inoculate Americans with diseases we’ve not seen in decades. Congrats, clueless liberals, you’ve killed your own people. Wait for TB to proliferate. It will.

    • Vic

      July 25, 2022 at 11:46 am

      There are cases of MED RESISTANT TB coming in, from various locations, incl India.

    • Munnster

      July 26, 2022 at 6:48 pm

      The number is closer to 3 million since Xiden assumed office.

  2. Redrag

    July 25, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Since the vaccine was from other countries that tells me they migrate here to the states. Which is fine. This opens the door for why the southern boarder is left open with NO control. So if any person who even cares for this country in the smallest amount would finish the wall to make each person to log in so there is a proper count plus you then have a count of children that crossed over also.

    • Lesley

      July 25, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      ABSOLUTELY 100% agree !

    • Beth Watkins

      July 25, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      I totally agree. We vaccinate our kids, and most countries do. But you never know who is slipping into the country.
      That being said, if there is something to scare the American people with, the govt will use it to their advantage. Look at Monkey pox. 5 people in the world have died from it but the who is sounding the pandemic alarm again. Remember bird flu, pig flu, etc etc. There’s always something…

      • H. Gene Lawrence

        July 26, 2022 at 7:43 pm

        Awe, don’t use common sense, the idiots we call representatives don’t know what that is.

  3. maxine

    July 25, 2022 at 9:50 am

    this disease is worse for children. However, it is good for no one. Yes, bring in all and this will result. The parasites they are bringing, the disease etc. they are coming to kill us all one way or another.

  4. Fred

    July 25, 2022 at 9:54 am

    NO polio vaccine works. Do the research if you don’t believe it, the evidence is out there, hiding in plain sight. But the government-pharma-medical complex will *never* admit it – they can’t, it would cost them trillions of dollars.

    • Vic

      July 25, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Polio vaccine even back on 1950s, WORKED. Cases stopped, whereas before the vaccine healthy young people came down with, many crippled for life or needing Iron Lung support.

  5. MARY FRANCES Forrester

    July 25, 2022 at 9:59 am

    My husband Board Certified in Preventive Medicine was much concerned about diseases we think are iradicated in the US but being brought across our borders in renewed strengths. Smallpox( stopped vaccinating in the 70’s), Polio, Scarlet Fever, just to name a few. That’s not counting the pandemic viruses likr Covid, Ebola, and those created in US Labs and China! New Medical Term?? Disease genocide

    • Vic

      July 25, 2022 at 11:58 am

      Several of these have difficult, long term or permanent problems resulting, like scarlet fever can be deadly or leave you with a debilitated heart. We need to close the border now. We already have almost 2 Million illegals that have flowed in, plus tens of thousands of “got aways”, terrorists, etc. Over 20 Chinese SCIENTISTS were caught after sneaking in; obviously up to no good, plus camo attired, armed groups from terrorist supporting countries that hate America. Iran, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, besides China, Russia, Cuba, etc.

  6. James H. Moore

    July 25, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    I would not be surprised if the US does not continue to have more and more diseases of this nature occurring. With the idiot China Joe letting all of these illegal aliens into our country without checking them for health reasons and criminal backgrounds it will keep occurring. I hope what he is getting paid to help destroy this country is worth it. This also goes for the demoncRATs who will not impeach this traitor and who do not care for our country. One way to stop the destruction of the USA is to vote out of office all the demoncRATs who will not take action against China Joe and stock insider trader N. and P. Peelosi who is and has always been a crook along with suicide causers ??? B and H Clinton. Americans wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • H. Gene Lawrence

      July 26, 2022 at 7:49 pm

      Tell us how you really feel!

  7. CharlieSeattle

    July 25, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Trump and Biden REFUSED to come down hard on Communist China’s BIO-WEAPON soo, expect more of the same!

  8. Uncle Art

    July 26, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I’m going to thank the democraps in office from the top down because they the ones letting illegals in this country by the hundreds of thousands too spread whatever they got !!! Get ready for the next – We all Gunna Die unless you get all these shots and lockdows, probably just days before election

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