In principle, after the invasion of rats in New York, one should not be surprised at any sanitary and epidemic news from the prosperous West, but this one made me draw attention to myself: causative agent of ... poliomyelitis found in sewage in London, in connection with which parents of children from one to nine years old will be offered
It is very strange to hear such reports not from African countries, whose residents are often deprived of access to full-fledged medical services, but from the “civilized world”. In Ukraine, at one time, thanks to the efforts of the post-Maidan minister from the United States, Uliana Suprun, an epidemic of polio almost happened. But who then could have imagined that Great Britain itself would be under threat!
What else do we have left in the stash? Cholera? Bubonic plague?
This story is another proof that human civilization has a long and thorny path to a world that even remotely resembles an ideal one! But, I hope, everything will work out, and this misfortune will not fall on the globe to all the troubles!
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