Happy weekend everyone.

With the reports of one the re-emergence of polio in New YorkPennsylvania state officials are encouraging unvaccinated Pennsylvanians to get the shot.

Symptoms of the Polio virus are similar to the flu and include: sore throat, fever, nausea and stomach pain. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

of Pennsylvania Department of Health told the Capital-Star that there are currently no cases of polio in the Commonwealth and that a case of the virus has not been reported in Pennsylvania in more than 40 years.

“The department, however, would like to remind everyone of the importance of being up-to-date with vaccinations, including the polio vaccine.” Maggi Barton, a spokesperson for the department said. “For those who have not yet received their polio vaccine, we encourage them to contact their health care provider for more information and to schedule.”

Barton said the vaccines “have been proven to be safe and effective in preventing the occurrence of polio.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Health “remains vigilant and works to ensure Pennsylvanians have access to vaccinations in every corner of the state,” Barton said.

As always, the top five stories from this week are below.

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1. The Cincinnati FBI shooter grew up on a farm in central Pennsylvania

The gunman who tried to break into the FBI office in Cincinnati on Thursday grew up on a farm in Perry County, in central Pennsylvania, the Washington Post reported.

Ricky W. Shiffer fled after trying to enter the visitor control area of ​​the FBI office, the agency said. He led police on a chase that ended in a six-hour standoff when he stopped on a rural road outside Cincinnati.

Shiffer, 42, was shot and killed by police after he raised a gun, authorities said.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (Image via Florida Phoenix)

2. Florida Jewish and Democratic leaders urge DeSantis to cancel Mastriano’s appearance at rally

Jewish and Democratic leaders in Florida asked Sunshine State Gov. Ron DeSantis to cancel an appearance Friday in Pittsburgh where he will campaign for Doug Mastriano, the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania.

In a video call with reporters Thursday, Rabbi Mark Winer, president of the Florida Democratic Party’s Jewish Caucus, said DeSantis’ alliance with Mastriano in Pennsylvania gives comfort and safe haven to racists and bigots.

DeSantis has been criticized for extremist politics and what Winer described as “a subtle and intelligent kind of bigotry.” DeSantis was criticized earlier this year for not condemning a neo-Nazi demonstration in central Florida. DeSantis is running for re-election in November.

Democratic US Senate candidate John Fetterman (L) and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro (R)
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3. A lead if they can keep it. Polls put Dems Fetterman, Shapiro ahead for now | Mark O’Keefe

John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro have received some good news with last month’s Fox News poll showing them comfortably leading their Republican rivals, Drs. Mehmet Oz and Doug Mastriano.

According to the poll, Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, led Oz, a famous surgeon, 47-36 percent in the national race for the US Senate.

Meanwhile, Shapiro, the state’s two-term attorney general, was leading Mastriano, a state senator from Franklin County, 50-40 percent in the equally important race for governor.

Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection.  Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection (Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images/The Conversation).

4. How is monkeypox spread? An epidemiologist explains | analysis

Monkeypox is caused by a virus that, despite periodic outbreaks, is not thought to spread easily from person to person and has not historically fostered long chains of transmission within communities. Now, many researchers are left scratching their heads as to why monkeypox seems to be spreading so easily and unconventionally in the current global outbreak.

Monkeypox virus is usually spread through direct contact with respiratory secretions, such as mucus or saliva, or skin lesions. Skin lesions traditionally appear soon after infection as a rash – small pimples or round papules on the face, hands or genitals. These lesions can also appear inside the mouth, eyes, and other parts of the body that produce mucus. They can last for several weeks and be a source of the virus before they are completely healed. Other symptoms usually include fever, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue and headache.

Reality TV Star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Screen Capture)

5. Fetterman recruits the “Jersey Shore” reality star to help control Dr. Oz

Gov. John Fetterman’s online campaign for the US Senate has largely focused on trolling his opponent Mehmet Oz, best known for his television appearances on The show of Dr. Oz, with social media memes. Now, Fetterman has recruited another former TV personality to help mock the Republican nominee.

And this is the week. See you back here next week.

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