Polio-Like Illness Baffles Experts

Polio-Like Illness Baffles Experts

Experts continue to be baffled by a mysterious illness that has stricken a reported 25 children in the San Francisco Bay area of California. The obscure illness mimics polio-like symptoms and has affected children between ages 2 to 16. The perplexing illness has the medical community concerned due to the inability to isolate a common […]

Polio Mimic: How the New Virus in California Compares

Polio Mimic:  How the New Virus in California Compares

A new virus seen in some 25 Californian youths is causing alarm for its polio-like symptoms. Though poliomyelitis, to refer to it by its proper name, has been eradicated in the U.S. due to systematic vaccinations over several generations, the more debilitating form of the disease has left its mark on the collective psyche of […]

Polio Type Illness Affects Five California Children

Polio Type Illness Affects Five California Children

A polio-like illness has affected five children in California, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and not much hope for recovery. Polio has been largely eradicated, thanks to advances in vaccines over the last century, but there are still some viruses that can potentially injure the spine.  The American Academy of Neurology will be discussing the […]