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Wastewater to be tested for polio in some Michigan communities

Dec 2, 2022

Michigan is working with federal officials to assess in which under-vaccinated communities to begin testing wastewater for polio.


On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it would expand the polio surveillance being conducted in New York to two additional areas -- Michigan and Philadelphia.


Which Michigan counties will undergo surveillance for polio remains to be seen, though the Associated Press identified Oakland County as one such location. State officials said Thursday they’re working with the CDC to identify which communities have the greatest risk for polio transmission based on lower vaccination rates.

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