Source of polio virus could be narrowed down to house or street, minister says


The source of the polio virus discovered in a London sewage works could be narrowed down to a house or street, a health minister has said.

Lord Kamall said relevant agencies were now using “world-beating” tools to work out how to “go along the pipe” to locate where the virus came from.

“In theory, it might be possible to find individual households or streets,” he added.

The UK Health Security Agency declared a national incident on Wednesday after traces of the virus were found during routine surveillance at the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.

Articles You May Like

Tesla is cutting about 200 Autopilot jobs and closing office in San Mateo, California
‘Stop Brexit Man’ anti-Tory protester could be prosecuted, police say
Sweden and Finland formally invited to join NATO as alliance tells Russia to withdraw from Ukraine ‘immediately’
‘An inspiration’: Deborah James dies, aged 40
Third day of rail strikes set to cause weekend chaos – with no trains running in some popular seaside towns