New Virus Related To Polio Caused Mysterious Childhood Paralysis In California Kids

March 31, 2015 1:48 AM

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New Virus Related To Polio Caused Mysterious Childhood Paralysis In California Kids

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new strain of virus has emerged that can leave one patient virtually unharmed after infection and leave the other paralyzed for life.

Researchers with the University of California San Francisco announced Monday they have found the genetic signature of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in half of California and Colorado children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis–a medical term describing sudden and unexplainable muscle weakness and para...

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