California health officials probe polio-like illness afflicting some kids, causing paralysis

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 24, 2014 - 4:01 AM

LOS ANGELES — A polio-like illness has afflicted a small number of children in California since 2012, causing severe weakness or rapid paralysis in one or more limbs.

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grammagrouchFeb. 24, 1410:47 AM

I wonder if they have looked at the coxackie virus. Had this a s a child. It was called a 'second-cousin' to polio at the time and produced many of the same symptoms. One of my neighbors had it too; his dad was the MD who explained it to my parents when no one else could/would.

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