The Polio virus has been found in a sewage sample from Israel for the first time since 2002, the World Health Organization announced on Monday. But no children or adults newly paralyzed by polio have been identified in Israel or in Gaza or the West Bank.
The sample was from Rahat, a city in the Negev Desert near the Egyptian border that has 53,000 residents, primarily Bedouins.
Polio Virus Discovered in Sewage From Israel
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