Scientists find link between Paralysis cluster cases and polio-like virus

March 31, 2015 2:07 PM

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Scientists find link between Paralysis cluster cases and polio-like virus

A new research has found strong evidence that the recent, alarming clusters of sudden-onset paralysis cases, most of them in California and Colorado, were caused due to the same virus that was responsible for hundreds of severe respiratory infections in US children previous year.

In a study published on Monday, UCSF scientists said the main reason for worry is that the enterovirus identified in the research is a new strain that seems to have mutated to become more polio-like, has raised the prospects of outbreaks of the disease in future.

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