The first case of polio in the US in ten years is reported in New York.

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The first incidence of polio in the United States in almost ten years was

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revealed by New York's health authorities on Thursday.

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Unvaccinated adult living in Rockland County was the victim of the case,

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albeit his health state was not disclosed.

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Thousands of cases of paralysis, many of them in youngsters, were caused by polio each year,

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making it one of the most dreaded diseases in the nation.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the yearly number of

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cases in the United States was less than 100 in the 1960s and less than 10 in

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 the 1970s after vaccines became widely accessible starting in 1955.

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In 1979, the United States announced polio to have completely eliminated, 

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which meant it was no longer often distributed. Rarely

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visitors carrying the disease have introduced it to the country; the latest such instance occurred in 2013.

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Joe Biden has extremely modest symptoms but tests positive for COVID-19.

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