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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Rare respiratory virus, paralysis spreads among US kids

Washington (AFP) - An unusual respiratory virus has sickened more than 400 children across the United States, and the emergence of sudden paralysis in some Colorado youths is sparking concern among doctors.

The nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 -- which can cause wheezing and coughing -- coincided with the hospitalization of nine children due to limb weakness in Colorado since early August, and officials are investigating if there is any link between the two.

The nine children in Colorado "had respiratory illness and later developed neurologic illness," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.



Anonymous said...

Dont mean to be racist...but how come we hear about this virus after the flood of kids from south of the border? Are they taking it here with them? For both the sake of our kids and these kids coming up...someone better start explaining whats going on.

Anonymous said...

It is pretty obvious to those of us that are paying attention, 141. I mean, only one thing in the last 100 years has just changed, and isn't Colorado where many of these kids were shipped to?


Anonymous said... is all the pot flooding in from other countries to be sold in Colorado.