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New York expires state of emergency over polio after fewer samples detected in wastewater

Dec 13, 2022

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York delivered some good news Monday in their ongoing efforts to protect residents against polio.

The New York State Department of Health announced that a state of emergency over polio is no longer needed because fewer samples of the virus were detected in wastewater from counties of concern.

The state of emergency was first put in place three months ago after officials identified the virus in New York City and Nassau, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties.

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