Rutgers Public Health Expert Available to Comment on Discovery of Polio Virus in NYC Wastewater

Perry N. Halkitis, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, is available to speak about the implications of discovering polio virus in New York City’s wastewater. 

To arrange an interview, please contact Michelle Edelstein at (732) 427-6232 or [email protected] or Andrew Smith at [email protected].

The following is a quote from Halkitis for use in media stories covering the polio discovery.

“The current situation with polio in New York is likely indicative of patterns in numerous other states. In a world where there is increased globalization and travel coupled with sub-par vaccination, we are likely to see children and adults become ill, paralyzed, or even die from this highly preventable disease.”