Mystery illness causes Polio-like symptoms in children

By WEEK Producer

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Mystery illness causes Polio-like symptoms in children

February 25, 2014 Updated Feb 25, 2014 at 6:13 PM CDT

A mystery illness has left some children in California with permanently paralyzed limbs.

The illness starts with cold or flu-like symptoms and paralyzes at least one limb.

The current cases sound similar to but are not Polio.

All five confirmed cases are in California but if more cases are found elsewhere in the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will step in to investigate.

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