Polio Virus Detected in the Sewerage System of Rahat ​

In the framework of routine monitoring of the sewerage system performed by the Ministry of Health in various regions of Israel, the polio virus has been detected in the sewerage system of the city of Rahat. There is no known morbidity, and this is a finding in the sewerage only.
The Ministry of Health is making preparations regarding aspects of increasing routine monitoring in, among others, health institutions and the sewerage system, and of making sure of the level of immunity against polio in the city of Rahat.