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Rare, polio-like disease found in California

Feb 24, 2014, 5:53 AM EST
A rare, polio-like syndrome that has no known cure has emerged in a small number of children in California, U.S. researchers said.
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U.S. doctors are warning of an emerging polio-like disease in California where up to 20 people have been infected. A meeting of the American Academy of Neurology heard that some patients had developed paralysis in all four limbs, which had not improved with treatment. The U.S. is polio-free, but related viruses can also attack the nervous system leading to paralysis.
Background:
Rare 'polio-like' disease reported [BBC]
Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California [USA Today]

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