Polio may be spreading in Britain for
first time in 40 YEARS: Strain of paralysis-causing
virus mutated from vaccine is 'likely'
being transmitted in London as health
chiefs declare 'national incident'
Daily Mail (UK), by Connor Boyd
Posted By: AltaD, 6/22/2022 10:33:08 AM
Polio may be spreading in the UK for the first time in nearly 40 years, health chiefs warned today as they declared a 'national incident'. Officials have found traces of a vaccine-derived version of the virus in sewage samples in parts of London and say it is 'likely' transmitting within the community. Parents are being urged to ensure their children are up to date with their polio vaccinations, particularly after the pandemic when school immunisation schemes were disrupted. All British children are supposed to have had the first of three polio jabs as a baby (Snip) The remaining, type 1, wild polio remains endemic in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.