Five Alarming facts about N.Y Polio case

A case of polio has been detected in New York, the first instance of the virus in almost a decade.

The case was confirmed in a resident of Rockland County, about 36 miles north of New York City.

“I think it’s concerning because … it can spread,” said Walter Orenstein, a polio expert at Emory University.

while the risk is low for people who are vaccinated, there is risk for those who have not had the recommended three doses of injectable polio Vaccine. 

Symptoms can take up to 30 days to appear in those infected, and can still be spread during that time, the New York State Health Department said.