There is evidence that polio has happened in places other than New York City in the past.
The officials said that the result showed that the virus had spread locally and that they were not surprised by what they had found.
According to the statements made by the State Health Commissioner, Dr. Mary T. Bassett, there may be hundreds more instances of paralytic polio that go undetected. “The discovery of poliovirus in New York City wastewater samples comes as a source of concern; nonetheless, it was not unexpected.” The State Department of Health has already initiated its immediate reaction, which includes working closely with partners from the local community and the federal government to conduct proactive analysis of the spread of the disease while also continuing to examine suspected cases.”
The City Health Commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, warned that “the danger to New Yorkers is great, but the protection is so easy.” He also urged New Yorkers to get the polio vaccine. He said that “the protection is so straightforward.” “There is nothing more vital than vaccinating our children against polio to protect them from this virus.” If you are an adult who has not been vaccinated or who has just had a partial vaccine, I strongly encourage you to make the decision right now to be vaccinated. A wake-up call needs to be taken in the form of the recent outbreak of polio, which may be easily averted.