Another child has paralysis-like symptoms while fighting respiratory infection

October 4, 2014 3:15 AM

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DENVER — The number of kids diagnosed with paralysis-like symptoms has increased at Children’s Hospital Colorado. There are now 11 children dealing with weakness after fighting respiratory infections.

Hospital experts say that not every one of the 11 kids had enterovirus-68, but they all did have some kind of respiratory infection prior to muscle weakness. More than 4,100 children have been treated at the hospital in the last six weeks, so this is a small group, but scary for parents nonetheless.

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