An adult male was recently diagnosed with Polio, a viral disease once thought extinct in the USA. What do you think of this?

The first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade has been confirmed in an individual in Rockland County, N.Y., local and state health officials announced Thursday. The patient has since been discharged and living with his wife at his parents’ home. He can stand but is having difficulty walking.

The person’s symptoms began about a month ago, said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County’s health commissioner, at the news conference. She said the patient presented with “weakness and paralysis,” and the department was notified on Monday about the confirmed case.

Why do you think this disease has reappeared in the USA? What is your opinion on this, and how authorities should deal with this virus?

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