• Polio case confirmed in New York state, health-care providers told to look for more
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    Polio case confirmed in New York state, health-care providers told to look for more

    Polio virus, illustration. Each virus particle is composed of a protein coat around a core containing RNA genetic material. This virus infects children and causes the disease poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis. Roger Harris/science Photo Library | Science Photo Library | Getty Images The New York State Health Department confirmed a case of polio on Thursday, the first known infection in the U.S. in nearly a decade. A resident of Rockland County, less than an hour outside New York City, tested positive for polio, according to the state health department. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the infection. Health-care providers should look for additional polio cases, state health officials…

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