Five California children have polio-like symptoms
By Ashley Yeager, 17:37 PM February 25, 2014
At least five, and possibly as many as 25, children in California have polio-like symptoms, including paralysis of limbs and breathing problems.
Tests show that the children do not have polio and that many have been vaccinated against it. Since the first case was reported in 2012, two patients have been diagnosed with enterovirus-68. The rare virus, which has been linked to severe breathing problems, is from the same family as poliovirus. The causes of the other cases have not been identified,...
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