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fotog/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Health officials announced Friday that polio has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City. It comes just a few weeks after a case of polio was detected in Rockland County, located north of the city. Story developing… Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

KoldoyChris/Getty Images (LONDON) — Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city. The U.K. Health Security Agency announced Wednesday that all children between ages 1 and 9 across the British capital will be eligible to receive an inactivated polio vaccine booster. “This will ensure […]

Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Since the first case of monkeypox was detected in the United States in mid-May, the outbreak has led to more than 10,300 reported cases across the country as of Wednesday. The evolving situation moved the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a public health emergency last week. […]

Courtesy Jeffrey Todd (NEW YORK) — When the first lesion appeared on Jeffrey Todd’s right cheek in mid-July, the 43-year-old didn’t pay too much attention to it. “I noticed I had like a pimple or like a blemish on my cheek and it had this very odd-looking raised white circle around the outside of the […]

Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE (LINCOLN, Neb.) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday he will not call a special session to discuss stricter abortion laws because there is a lack of votes for the proposed legislation. Currently, the Cornhusker State bans abortion after 20 weeks. However, Republicans in the state legislature have been trying to […]

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has deployed a federal team to New York to investigate the case of polio detected in Rockland County. The team will also help administer vaccinations in the county, according to ABC station WABC-TV. It’s unclear how long the CDC will […]

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In early May, when the first cases of monkeypox surfaced in the United Kingdom and Europe, health officials in the United States advised Americans not to panic. There had been outbreaks of the rare disease before that had been controlled with testing and vaccines, and experts were optimistic an outbreak […]

Shelby Tauber/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE (DALLAS) — A Dallas City Council committee passed a resolution Tuesday looking to limit the impact of Texas’s strict abortion law. The council’s Quality of Life, Arts, and Culture Committee voted to adopt the ordinance, which directs law enforcement to make investigating or prosecuting any allegation related to abortion […]

Photography by Daniel Light/Getty Images (FRANKFORT, Ky.) — Abortions have once again stopped in Kentucky after an appeals court reinstated two bans. One ban, a so-called trigger law — designed to go into effect after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in June — bans all abortions from the moment of conception. It also […]

omersukrugoksu/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New Zealand has fully reopened its borders for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, making it the final Western country to do so. The reopening, which went into effect at midnight local time Sunday, means tourists from all over the world and international students will be allowed to […]