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How to Stay Safe From the 'Concerning' New Spread of Polio, Officials Say

Best Life Logo By Kali Coleman of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: From COVID to monkeypox, there has been no shortage of concerning new illnesses to worry about. But now a much older and once eradicated disease is back on the scene: polio. On July 21, health officials from New York confirmed that a 20-year-old man from Rockland County had recently contracted polio—making it the first U.S. case in nearly a decade, the Associated Press (AP) reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) polio is caused by the poliovirus, which is very contagious and spreads from person to person. With concern for community spread already on the table, making sure you're protected is especially important. Read on to learn how officials are advising people to stay safe from polio.READ THIS NEXT: If You Notice a Blister Here, Get a Blood Test, Experts Say.Read the original article on Best Life.

How to Stay Safe From the 'Concerning' New Spread of Polio, Officials Say

From COVID to monkeypox, there has been no shortage of concerning new illnesses to worry about. But now a much older and once eradicated disease is back on the scene: polio. On July 21, health officials from New York confirmed that a 20-year-old man from Rockland County had recently contracted polio—making it the first U.S. case in nearly a decade, the Associated Press (AP) reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) polio is caused by the poliovirus, which is very contagious and spreads from person to person. With concern for community spread already on the table, making sure you're protected is especially important. Read on to learn how officials are advising people to stay safe from polio.

READ THIS NEXT: If You Notice a Blister Here, Get a Blood Test, Experts Say.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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