Polio virus detected in NYC wastewater, health officials say
The reported arrival of the polio virus in the five boroughs suggests local community spread, officials say. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

NEW YORK — The polio virus has been detected in New York City, health authorities said Friday, a jarring discovery arriving three weeks after the long-defeated virus reemerged in Rockland County north of the city. The potentially deadly virus was detected in sewage samples collected in the city. Before the Rockland County case, the U.S. had gone almost a decade without logging any polio cases. But the reported arrival of the paralyzing pathogen in the five boroughs suggested local community spread. “This is something we’re monitoring closely,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said at a Long Island news confe...