First diagnosis in New York State since 2013

Summer 2022 has been so much fun so far, and it feels “normal” again so far. Going out and enjoying the things we love to do in the summer together has been a refreshing change from the past two years. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been a struggle for all of us in a variety of ways, but perhaps the biggest has been the inability to do the things we truly love.

But it seems that the coronavirus struggle is over. It is true that the virus is still a lot among us. But we learn to live with it and adapt to the way we need to protect ourselves. We are all becoming more and more aware of germs and healthcare seems to be number one on our minds and definitely on top of the news cycle.

There are reports this week of the discovery of a new case of polio. This will be the first in a long time.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Polio is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the polio virus.
The virus spreads from one person to another and can infect the spinal cord of the person, causing paralysis (they cannot move parts of the body).

While most have been vaccinated against polio, the CDC notes that these are symptoms to watch for. About 1 in 4 people (or 25 in 100) with a poliovirus infection will have flu-like symptoms that may include:

Sore throat
stomach pain

The news of a new polio infection is among the headlines as Monkey Pox appears to be gaining traction. The global outbreak forced the World Health Organization to declare a state of emergency as monkeypox cases rose.

LOOK: Here are the pets that are banned in every state

Because regulation of exotic animals is up to the states, some organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States, are calling for uniform federal legislation banning big cats, bears, monkeys, and large venomous snakes as pets.

Read on to find out which pets are prohibited in your state, as well as across the country.

See the roads that must be driven in each state

See: See the 50 Best Beach Cities in America

Every beach city has its share of pros and cons, which got us thinking about what makes a beach city the best city to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, which compares beach cities in the United States. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The towns’ population ranged from 10,000 to 150,000, but there had to be at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From these rankings, we’ve picked the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida won’t be surprised to know that many of the cities featured here are in one of these two states.

Keep reading to find out if your favorite beach town made it.

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