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Mystery Polio-Like Virus Paralyzes Children in California

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Between August 2012 and July 2013, sudden paralysis beset five children in California: Sofia and four others who fared even worse - one child lost control of all four limbs.

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. (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:56 pm
this has been all over the news. the scary part is they don't know what it is

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:56 pm
Horrible - I had forgotten - thanks

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:38 pm
That is crazy scarey! The fact the kids had been vaccinated against polio & still got a polio-like virus is BAD..what next? :(

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:07 pm
I also saw this on the news. Makes one wonder if the polio vaccines are not thoroughly working or if something is wrong with them or they are tainted as the steroid injections were awhile back. They certainly need to look in to this. Also did anyone see on the news about the women from Washington state who all live in rural areas where apple orchards have been sprayed with chemicals have been having more babies born with defects? I certainly hope they look in to these stories further and give us a follow up.

Nancy M (169)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 8:48 am
"tests revealed the cause to be enterovirus-68, or EV68, a distant cousin of the poliovirus under the same viral genus, Enterovirus."

It isn't polio. That is why the vaccine is not effective. That is why they call is "polio-like"

Susan Duncan (25)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 8:51 am
Certainly raises a lot of questions about the environment and perhaps mutant strains of past viruses. It is critical that they discover the means of transmission so that these viruses don't spread and possibly mutate further. This should be a wake-up call. I live in a rural area surrounded by prime Midwestern farm land where chemicals like pesticides, herbicides and others are routinely used in the spring and fall. It is not uncommon to find many dead birds who are often the target of poisoning because they eat the newly planted or growing grains. This, too, should be a wake-up call for those who are aware of environmental pollutants and their role in human, and animal, health.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 12:12 pm
My heart goes out to those little children and their parents. I dearly hope they will recover again.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 2:58 pm
Noted & posted

Diane K (134)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 6:59 pm
Noted. thanks

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 7:30 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 5:44 am
noted, thanks

Pogle S (88)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 12:04 pm
This story has been all over the news in the UK too. Strangeness abounds. I hope it gets sorted out soon and that the children concerned make a full recovery.

Angela J (61)
Friday February 28, 2014, 7:51 pm
Thank you.
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