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U.S. Records First Polio Case in Nearly 10 Years

HeadlineJul 22, 2022

A New York state man has been diagnosed with polio, the first case of the virus in the United States in nearly a decade. The man was not vaccinated against the polio virus. The U.S. was declared polio-free in 1979, but global efforts to combat the disease have failed to entirely stamp out reservoirs of the virus, which can cause paralysis.

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