Nine cases of limb weakness among children suffering respiratory ailments are under investigation in Colorado

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ — enterovirus 68 — was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear.

The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don’t know whether the virus caused any of the children’s arm and leg weaknesses or whether it’s just a germ they coincidentally picked up.

“That’s why we want more information,” and for doctors to report similar cases, said the CDC’s Dr. Jane Seward.

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6 comments
Crispy Crispyy
Crispy Crispyy

Dr James A Shannon said The best vaccine is the one never used

Robert Shea
Robert Shea

I blame inoculations, jet chemical contrails, genetically modified food, and marijuana legalization.

Erika du Bois
Erika du Bois

Watched 9 news last night, they reported 40 states with this, not just us.

Ashley Rae Maul
Ashley Rae Maul

Jenn Cardenas remember when something similar happened to Lys?