The British Health Security Agency warns of a very contagious disease... that affects children and leads to major disorders of the nervous system!

23 June, 2022
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The British Health Security Agency warns of a very contagious disease... that affects children and leads to major disorders of the nervous system!

The "Sky News" website reported that the British Health Security Agency recommended that parents be careful, after monitoring the polio virus in sewage in the capital, London, but experts describe the danger to health as very low.


And this virus was monitored again in Britain for the first time since 1984, amid questions about the degree of risk involved.


According to the newspaper, “The Sun”, health experts in Britain are calling on parents to pay attention to the medical record of their children, to ensure that they have taken the vaccine against the virus that is transmitted between individuals.


Children in Britain receive the polio vaccine when they are 16 weeks, 8 years and 12 years old.


But health data in the European country revealed that one in 10 children is not fully vaccinated against the disease. 

Experts detected the polio virus in samples of sewage in the capital, London, while it is likely that it has been circulating since last April.


Vanessa Saliba, a consultant and epidemiologist for the British Health Security Agency, said the virus posed a very limited public health risk.


The expert explained that polio, caused by a killed virus that was included in the vaccine, is rare, but it is possible, especially in circles where vaccination is low. She added that in some rare cases, the disease can lead to paralysis in people who have not fully received the vaccine.


This disease mostly affects children when they are under five, and it is very contagious, and leads to major disorders of the nervous system.


Before the introduction of a polio vaccine in the 1950s, waves of polio outbreaks resulted in hundreds of deaths and thousands of paralysis cases annually.


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