Polio-like disease appears in California children in what researchers call a 'rare phenomenon'

  • by: MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 25, 2014 - 12:28 PM

STANFORD, Calif. — An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven't identified any common causes connecting the cases.

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