Polio Case: A case of polio has been detected in New York, the first instance of the virus in almost a decade.

The case was confirmed in a resident of Rockland County, about 36 miles north of New York City, the first case since 2013

The patient is no longer considered contagious, the AP reports, but has developed paralysis. Tests run by the state health department's lab

The New York health departments and the CDC recommend that those unvaccinated against polio receive the vaccine.

The polio vaccine was introduced in 1955, and due to a high inoculation rate, cases decreased significantly in the late 1950s.