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Poliovirus discovered in Brazilian sewage, WHO reports
Poliovirus discovered in Brazilian sewage, WHO reports

Brazilian health officers have discovered the polio virus in sewage in the World Cup host city of Campinas, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was discovered during a routine health check at the city's Viracopos International Airport and reported to the WHO on June 18, officials said. To date there has been no evidence of transmission, nor has their been a case of paralytic polio reported. "The World Health Organization asseses the risk of further international spread of this virus from Brazil is very low," the announcement said. Campinas has been serving as base camp for the Portuguese and Nigerian teams during the World...

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