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Polio Case Confirmed In New York

Deni Valenzuela, 2, receives her first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination from nurse Deborah Sampson while being held by her mother Xihuitl Mendoza at UW Medical Center

At a glance

  • The case likely originated outside the U.S.
  • The person in NY is an unvaccinated adult who suffered paralysis
  • “The chain of infection may have started with someone who received the oral polio vaccine, which uses a live but mild virus strain that can still spread,” CNBC reported



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