Health Ministry Announces End to Israel's Seven-month-long Polio Crisis

Director-General Ronni Gamzu stresses that not a single person contracted the disease after the virus was found in sewage.

Seven months after the polio virus was discovered in Israeli sewage and four-and-a-half months after the introduction of a national vaccination scheme, the Health Ministry has concluded that the crisis is over. Haaretz has learned that recent samples from sewage treatment plants tested negative for the virus.