Jun 13, 2013

Traces of polio virus found in sewers in Ashdod and other locales in southern Israel.

Findings come after last week's discovery of polio virus in the Be'er Sheva sewage system; strain similar to one recently found in Egypt.

Traces of the polio virus have been detected in the sewage systems of a number of locations in the south, including Kiryat Gat and Ashdod. This follows the discovery last week of the polio virus in the Be’er Sheva sewage system.