Opinion: The detection of poliovirus in the US and beyond is a call to action

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New York City has detected poliovirus in sewage, according to state and local health officials, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus. This comes as no surprise since last month a case of paralytic polio was confirmed in a resident in Rockland County -- just on the outskirts of the city. As the state health commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said, "For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected."
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