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Researchers: Virus linked to polio-like illness

 

April 19, 2019



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a virus appears to be the cause of a polio-like illness that caused paralyzing symptoms in some Minnesota children last fall, including one girl who remains hospitalized after losing all motor function.

The researchers say they found Enterovirus-D68 in the spinal fluid of one of six children who suffered acute flaccid myelitis, a mysterious and sometimes deadly paralyzing illness. Minnesota had 10 of the 228 confirmed AFM cases in 2018.

The university's lead researcher...



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