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U.S. Kids Have Recently Been Diagnosed with a Mysterious Paralyzing Illness

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More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it.

This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

It’s not clear what’s causing some children to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness.

Health officials call the condition acute flaccid myelitis. No one has died from it this year, but CDC officials say at least half the patients do not recover from the paralysis and some have serious complications.

Polio and West Nile virus have been ruled out. Doctors have suspected the cause might be some kind of enterovirus, which in most people causes cold symptoms. But CDC officials say that’s not clear.

The first mysterious wave of paralysis cases in 2014 coincided with a wider spike in illnesses connected to an enterovirus called EV-D68, CDC officials said. But there was no such spike during the waves in 2016 or this year.

There’s also a lack of clinical evidence: CDC officials have checked the spinal fluid of about three-quarters of the 90 patients, and found EV-68 in only one. Another type of enterovirus called EV-A71 was found in only one other patient.

But there are questions about that, too. If a virus is the cause, it’s possible the test is not good enough, or the germ left the spinal fluid by the time the tests were taken, said the CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier. It’s also possible the culprit is hiding elsewhere in the body.

Or perhaps the paralyzing illnesses are caused by some new germ for which no lab test has been developed. Or maybe there’s some predisposing factor in some patients that cause their immune systems to react so severely to a germ or other trigger that the immune response causes paralysis, CDC officials said.

Parents and even some scientists have criticized the agency for not solving the riddle.

“I understand why parents are frustrated. I’m frustrated. I want answers too,” said Messonnier, who is overseeing the agency’s outbreak investigation. CDC officials have pledged to do more to notify doctors to look for possible cases and to more thoroughly review cases from years past for further clues.

About 120 cases were confirmed in 2014, the first time such a wave occurred. Another 149 were reported in 2016. In 2015 and 2017, the counts were far lower, and it’s not clear why.

The illnesses have spiked in September each year there’s been a wave and tailed off significantly by November. But it can take weeks to determine which cases should be counted in the outbreak. More than 160 cases are still being investigated, and some of those may join the count, CDC officials said.

 

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TequilaSunset

My first thought, some sort of virus/germ that adapted and evolved like MRSA? All these things have a beginning and often are a side effect from a cure, and becoming immune to many drugs.

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fred42

brings back memories
When I was 6 years old I woke up and couldn't feel my legs..Completely unafraid I tried to get up and collapsed in a small heap so I shouted for my Mum!!
She called our family Doctor and after an examination told her I needed bed rest..
After 5 days off school and watching daytime telly(HOORAY!!) the feeling came back and I was able to walk normally..
Never had anything like that happen again.
Years later,Mum said she was frightened to death that I had contracted Polio but was confused why as I had already had the Polio drops.
Strange.
 

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Kreole
9 hours ago, Dafey said:

Being a conspiracy realist, it is not out of the range of possibilities that this "new" disease was created in the lab by US scientists in order to weaponize it against adversaries.  There are ample records to support the fact that the US has tested citizens with all kinds of diseases, radiation, drugs, etc. and the study group were never advised about the programs.  In fact they were lied to in almost all cases, being told that the particular drug or exposure was not harmful and would advance the knowledge for whatever. 

I have ZERO trust in the US government (or any government for that matter) and consider 99.99% of everything they say is an outright lie, fabrication or half truth  The msm, being the lying dogs they are just print what they are told to print, no questions asked.  I will not respond to gullible Americans here who wish to challenge me on this basis; after all you are in the majority if that is any comfort to you.

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Salty Dog

Sounds a lot like Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)...

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