Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Washington state polio-like cases linked to rare syndrome

Eight of nine children hospitalized in Washington state for a polio-like illness have a rare syndrome that causes varying degrees of limb weakness, state health officials confirmed on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US doctors flag neurological risk in child virus cases

US doctors on Thursday reported 12 cases of muscle weakness or paralysis among children in Colorado that may be linked to a nationwide outbreak of an usually rare respiratory virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First US child dies from enterovirus D68

A child in the northeastern US state of Rhode Island has become the first to die from an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory virus, enterovirus D68, health officials said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 US kids

(AP)—Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.