The Health Ministry announced, Sunday afternoon, that polio has not been detected in recent days in sewage systems of Baka Al-Gharbiya, Eeron and Jerusalem, localities where it was detected before. The ministry made it clear that further testing would take place because of the readings, deemed irregular due to recent history.
The ministry said further testing was needed to determine a trend in Jaljulya, Kiryat Gat, Lod and Ramle, where virus activity has been detected in the wastewater treatment plants. In Arara, Be'er Sheva, Kesaifa, Rahat, Shoket and Tel Sheva, a slight decline has been reported in activity at the treatment plants but the presence is still significant.
About 840,000 children have been immunized against the disease but there is concern about the virus among those who have not been vaccinated. While carriers of the disease have shown up, no active cases have been reported.