The ‘Silent’ spread of polio in New York and surrounding areas are driving the CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some. Polio has been identified in NYC’s sewage, and Mayor Adams is “addressing the threats as they come before us…. With the assistance of Washington, DC.”
While most people in the United States are protected from Polio via vaccination, that still leaves unvaccinated and under-vaccinated people vulnerable. This virus most commonly spreads through feces, and in less common circumstances, via an infected person sneezing or coughing.
Symptoms of Polio
Polio is a contagious viral illness that can cause nerve injury which leads to paralysis and even death. While the last case of naturally occurring, polio was in 1979 in the United States, it continues to affect children and adults in parts of Asia and Africa.
Keep in mind, some people develop symptoms from the poliovirus can contract a type of polio that doesn’t lead to paralysis. These people usually experience mild, flu-like symptoms.
Symptoms of paralytic polio include the following:
Progressive muscle or joint weakness and pain.
Sleep-related breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.
Decreased tolerance of cold temperatures.
Loss of reflexes.
Loose and floppy limbs (flaccid paralysis).
CDC Investigating Polio in New York
The wastewater infected with Polio was found in Rockland and Orange Counties. A team of detectives were sent to the areas last week. While there has been a serious drop in cases since the vaccine was invented in 1955, only 86.2% of NYC children between 6 months and 5 years old have received all three doses of the vaccine.
Some missed appointments due to the pandemic, others have missed due to religious purposes, and others refuse to vaccinate their children.
In summary, if you are worried about viruses getting into your tap water, either in the Ozarks or anywhere in the United States, a reverse osmosis system may be just the thing you need. RO systems have been known to remove viruses and bacteria from tap water.
In fact, if you live in the Ozarks and would like to get a hassle-free quote on a reverse osmosis system for your home and/or see what other kinds of water systems would work for you, give us a call! We will have one of our techs come out. Our phone numbers are (417) 881-4000 for the Springfield/Branson area and Lake of the Ozarks area/Central Missouri (573) 692-4009.
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems & Filter Maintenance
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Joplin, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in both air and water filtration and purification for commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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