The mystery paralysis in children may be caused by respiratory Enterovirus 68, says research

April 1, 2015 9:29 PM

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A researcher’s report has indicated that a new viral strain commonly known as the enterovirus is the cause behind a paralysis condition in many children in the US, a condition that is similar to Polio. A simple estimation indicates that close to 115 children have been affected by the paralysis condition across the 34 states of the nation. However, there still many more questions to be answered regardless of the higher possibilities of this viral strain.

In their study and for better understanding, the researchers sampled 25 children from Colorado and California,who had been suffering from acute flaccid myelitis which is categorized under the main types of limb paralysis. They then collected the genetic sequence of enterovirus in them for purposes o...

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