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Polio Found In UK For 1st Time Since 1984, Gov’t Declares National Incident

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The UK Health Security Agency has declared a “national incident” after finding traces of the virus that causes polio for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Samples taken from a sewage treatment works in east London between February and May suggest the virus has spread between a small number of people, possibly in an extended family in the capital.

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