A case of polio has been detected in New York, the first case of the contagion in nearly a decade

The New York Department of Health and the CDC recommend that those who haven't been vaccinated against polio get vaccinated

In fact, the urgency of a safe and effective vaccine has always been then, and we need New Yorkers to cover themselves against fully preventable contagions like polio

Vaccines have defended our health against old and new contagions for decades," said New York City Health CommissionerDr. Ashwin Vasan."

The case has ago been discharged and is living with his woman at his parents' house. He's suitable to stand, but has difficulty walking, the functionary said

The first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade has been verified in an unvaccinated person in Rockland County,N.Y., original and state health officers blazoned Thursday

But latterly tests detected a type of polio that indicated transmission from outside the United States, according to a joint alert from the New York State Health Department and Rockland County on Thursday

Record originally diagnosed him with a possible case of acute limp myelitis, which is caused by inflammation of the spinal cord that results in severe muscle weakness and palsy

According to the CDC, there have been no cases of polio in the United States since 1979

This may mean the case entered the strain in a country where oral polio vaccine is administered

Inactivated vaccines — those that use dead origins from the complaint have been the only polio vaccine approved in the United States since 2000