Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cause of paralyzing illness in kids remains elusive

(HealthDay)—There is still no clear cause for a mysterious paralytic condition that has been striking U.S. children over the past five years, government health officials report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The research effort on acute flaccid myelitis

Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers will lead a multicenter, multinational study of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the "poliolike" condition affecting children that causes loss ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of poliolike illnesses that struck Minnesota and other states last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: 2017 to 2018 saw increase in enterovirus D68 detection

(HealthDay)—Based on active surveillance data of acute respiratory illness (ARI), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) was detected in 0.8 percent of patients in 2017 and in 13.9 percent in 2018, according to research published in ...

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