Polio-like illness seen in up to 25 California children

Written by Reuters | San Francisco | Updated: Feb 25 2014, 16:03pm hrs
PolioPolio-like illness seen in up to 25 California children
A rare and mysterious polio-like illness may have afflicted up to 25 children in California, several of whom have suffered limb paralysis, and health experts were struggling to identify the cause of the ailment, medical researchers said on Monday. Since 2012, between 20 and 25 previously healthy children from across California have shown signs of the illness, possibly caused by an infectious virus, the American Academy of Neurology said in a statement detailing the research of two California neurologists.