Oral polio vaccine (OPV) replicates in the gut and can easily spread the infection to others through fecal-contaminated water: The virus has only been isolated from an environmental sample: WHO
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Sewage samples in London have been found to contain poliovirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) and British health officials said on Wednesday that a type of polio virus had been found in the vaccine. He also said that the matter was still under investigation. An alert has been issued in the UK. Let me tell you, almost two decades ago, polio was eradicated from the UK. Not a single case of polio has been reported in humans since then. The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement that “a type 2 polio virus has been found in a sewage sample in the British capital, London.” According to a report in The New Indian Express, the WHO issued a statement saying, “The virus has only been isolated from an environmental sample.” It further stated that “no related cases of paralysis have been found in the recent past.” Any type of poliovirus can be dangerous for children anywhere. ” It should be noted that in recent years, a large-scale campaign has been launched to eradicate polio globally. Polio cases have dropped by 5 per cent since the 19th century, with polio outbreaks in 19 countries and 20,000 reported worldwide. Dangerous variants of poliovirus are now present only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The UK was declared a polio-free country in 2006. No new cases have been reported since then. However, other dangerous diseases, including polio, have long been under scrutiny. The UK’s Health Protection Agency took samples of sewage wastewater in the same order in February and May. The virus was found during the investigation. According to the report, the oral polio vaccine (OPV) makes replicas in the gut and can easily spread the infection to others through fecal-contaminated water. This means that the child who has been vaccinated will not be harmed by the virus. But where there is dirt and the number of vaccinations is low it can have a bad effect. Polio eradication expert Kathleen O’Reilly warned on Wednesday that the findings in London’s sewer samples indicated that “there could be a local outbreak of the poliovirus, possibly in individuals who have not been vaccinated against polio.” “The most effective way to prevent further spread of the virus is to investigate the history of vaccinations for young children. The WHO said coverage of polio vaccination in London was about 4 per cent.