Community urged to protect young children from polio virus

Health experts have launched an urgent appeal to the parents in the community to make sure that young children are fully protected against the polio virus.

The appeal, timed to coincide with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, follows a recent case of polio discovered in New York, which has been linked to genetic analysis of virus samples discovered in Jerusalem and in London.

Last month it was confirmed that vaccine-derived poliovirus had been detected in sewage in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.

Children aged between one to nine years-old across London, including those in the…

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