Monday, February 24, 2014

Stanford physician leading efforts to track emerging polio-like illness

 
 
"Although poliovirus has been eradicated from most of the globe, other viruses can also injure the spine, leading to a polio-like syndrome," said case report author Keith Van Haren, MD, with Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. "In the past decade, newly identified strains of enterovirus have been linked to polio-like outbreaks among children in Asia and Australia. These five new cases highlight the possibility of an emerging infectious polio-like syndrome in California."
 
"There's a knee-jerk reaction to just call it transverse myelitis. This is something else, and it's quite bad."
 
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A newer and worse version of CFS?

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