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Polio case detected in New York’s Rockland County

Fears of a Polio outbreak are growing after a case of the deadly virus was found in New York State. This was the first case of Polio in the United States in over 40 years.

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Fears of a Polio outbreak are growing after a case of the deadly virus was found in New York State. This was the first case of Polio in the United States in over 40 years.

The diagnosis was made in a patient who resides in Rockland County, according to an announcement made by the New York State Department of Health on Thursday.

Since 1979, the United States has not had a single incidence of polio that originated in the country, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

However, the CDC warns that it is possible for the virus to be brought into the country by a traveler from another country. This was the situation in 1993, which was the last time polio was found in the United States.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) believes that the most recent incidence may have originated in a place other than the United States because the patient received the oral polio vaccine, which is not permitted nor administered in the United States.

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Ed Day, the County Executive, said, “The fact that it’s still around decades after the vaccine was made shows how persistent it is.”

The disabling and potentially fatal disease was previously considered one of the most dreaded viruses in the United States during the early 1950s.

The virus can have an effect on the nervous system, lead to muscle weakness, and in extreme cases, cause paralysis or death.

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Cases typically arise as a result of the virus entering the body through the mouth, typically as a result of hands that have been contaminated with the feces of an individual who is already sick.

Transmission of the disease via the lungs and mouth via saliva may also be responsible for certain cases.

It may take up to 30 days for symptoms to show, and they may be minor and similar to those of the flu. These symptoms include fatigue, fever, headache, stiffness, muscle soreness, and vomiting.

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Before the vaccines became widely available in the middle of the 1950s, polio epidemics were responsible for more than 15,000 annual cases of paralysis.

The confirmed case of Polio is just the latest virus to come back in the US. Right now, monkeypox is spreading across the country.

The latest report from the CDC on Friday puts the total number of cases in the US at 2,323. This is just a few months after the first case was found in May.

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Young Americans use more marijuana and hallucinogens than ever, says NIH

According to a report that was just released this week by the National Institutes of Health, the rate at which young adults in the United States use marijuana and other hallucinogenic substances is higher than it has ever been, while they are taking fewer opioids.

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According to the findings of the study, the number of young people in the United States who use opioids has been on the decline in recent years.

According to a report that was just released this week by the National Institutes of Health, the rate at which young adults in the United States use marijuana and other hallucinogenic substances is higher than it has ever been, while they are taking fewer opioids.

The percentage of people in the United States aged 19 to 30 who have reported consuming marijuana within the past month grew to 29% in 2021, up from 21% in 2016 and just 17% in 2011. This represents a significant increase from those earlier years. Marijuana use on a daily basis has nearly doubled over the course of the last decade, with 11% of young adults indicating that they use marijuana on a daily basis in 2021, as compared to 6% in 2011.

Additionally, there has been a growth in the consumption of hallucinogens such as psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, mescaline, and peyote, amongst others. The percentage of young adults who admitted to having used hallucinogens rose to 8% in 2018, from 5% in 2016 and 3% in 2011, respectively. MDMA, also known by its street name ecstasy, is the only psychedelic whose use has been on the decline.

In the meantime, the use of opioids has been steadily decreasing during the past few years. In 2021,.2% of young adults were reported to have used heroin, which is nearly half of the.4% of young adults who admitted to using heroin in 2011. Over the past ten years, there has been a general decrease in the number of young adults who use prescription opioids such as Vicodin and OxyContin.

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Dr. Nora Volkow, who is in charge of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, said in a statement, “We need to know more about how young adults use drugs like marijuana and hallucinogens and what the health effects are of taking different amounts and types of these drugs.”

“Young adults are at a crucial point in their lives and are getting better at making smart decisions,” she said. “It is important for the next generation to be successful that they understand how drug use can affect the choices they make when they are young adults.”

Even though young adults are using opioids less, the number of overdose deaths is at a record high. This is thought to be because of synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

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More than 107,000 people in the United States passed away as a result of a drug overdose in 2018, which is the greatest number ever recorded and a significant increase from the 93,655 people who passed away in 2020.

The CDC says that 71,238 drug overdose deaths last year were caused by fentanyl. This is up from 57,834 deaths in 2020.


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