Three kids in Toronto with partial paralysis tested for Enterovirus D68

October 3, 2014 5:19 PM

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Three kids in Toronto with partial paralysis tested for Enterovirus D68

Three young patients who suddenly developed muscle weakness after experiencing a respiratory illness are being tested for Enterovirus D68 at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, the hospital confirmed Friday.

Dr. Upton Allen, chief of Infectious Diseases at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, says the three patients are under the age of 18 and are exhibiting weakness that ranges from mild to full paralysis. He says officials are still waiting for test results to see if the cases are linked to EV D68.

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