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Polio has been detected in London for the first time in nearly 40 years.
A national incident has been declared after UK health officials detected the virus in London sewage samples.
Polio New Zealand president and survivor Brian Robinson told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's likely been passed on from someone jabbed against the virus to another who's unvaccinated.
He says it shouldn't be a problem in New Zealand due to our high vaccination rates.
“People are vaccinated as babies and then a bit later on with a booster, so we’re probably OK, but it could be a concern for someone who’s not been vaccinated.”