New York State Detects Polio Case, First in the U.S. Since 2013

July 21, 2022

(STAT News) – New York State reported Thursday that it has detected a case of vaccine-derived polio in a person in Rockland County, north of New York City, the first such recorded case in the United States since 2013. In a statement, the state department of health said the person, who was not identified, was infected with a type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus, which would have come from oral polio vaccine used in a number of countries, but not the United States. The U.S. stopped using oral polio vaccine in 2000. (Read More)