Sunday, February 23, 2014

H5N1: US: A polio-like illness in California children

H5N1: US: A polio-like illness in California children

A polio-like illness in California children

This Los Angeles Times report gives me the creeps—not just because I had polio in LA 65 years ago, but because in a mercifully unfinished SF novel, I had a throwaway line about a disease called "Polio II": Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children. Excerpt:
A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012 -- suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms -- and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why. 
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