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:
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.
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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.
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