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Rare, polio-like virus striking Bay Area children

Original post made on Feb 26, 2014

A polio-like illness has stricken 25 children in California, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital officials announced at a press conference.

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Posted by investment ap
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 26, 2014 at 6:27 am

translation: Pharmaceuticals make me money!!!!!!!

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Feb 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I'm not sure what the above poster means, or is trying to imply, but this is a very worrisome issue, in light of the main unknowns about how the condition was contracted, as well as the seemingly permanent nature of the partial paralysis that results. Hopefully the CDC is getting involved. For those who are old enough to remember the days before widespread availability of polio vaccines, the impact on children was pretty horrendous.