National Incident Declared After Detection of Poliovirus in London Sewage Samples

National Incident Declared After Detection of Poliovirus in London Sewage Samples


Poliovirus has been detected in sewage samples collected in London between February and May, the U.K. Health Security Agency said today.

While there have been no cases of paralysis, investigations are underway to determine if there is any community transmission, the agency said.

BREAKING: Britain is reporting that they have found traces of polio in the sewage system.

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BREAKING – A national incident has been declared after poliovirus was detected in wastewater in London: UK Health Security Agency

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“Importantly, the poliovirus detected in the sewage — called vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) — is not the same as wild polio. Vaccine-derived polio occurs

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