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Health Agency looking for polio in wastewater

The Public Health Agency of Canada will begin testing wastewater for the polio virus in several key high-risk communities following reports it was detected in sewage in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

The highly transmissible and sometimes dangerous virus can cause paralysis and death and was a silent spreader in the 1950s.

Since then, a healthy vaccination program has virtually eradicated the disease here in Canada.

Canada has been polio-free since 1994. Top Stories

Elon Musk restores X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Elon Musk has restored the X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pointing to a poll on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that came out in favour of the Infowars host who repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax.

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