12 Children Mysteriously Afflicted With Polio-like Enterovirus in Colorado

February 1, 2015 10:35 AM

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A mysterious cluster of a dozen children in Colorado are now suffering from muscle weakness and paralysis, symptoms similar to the long-thought-eradicated virus known as polio. Of course, this has raised many red flags in the area among health officials and now doctors are growing concerned that a nationwide outbreak is on the way.

“The pattern of symptoms the children are presenting with and the pattern of imaging we are seeing is similar to other enteroviruses, with polio being one of those,” comments lead author Dr. Keven Messacar, pediatric infectious diseases physician with the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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