Most States Facing Cases Of Polio-Like Illness In Kids

More than half of all U.S. states are facing confirmed or possible cases of the polio-like illness in kids. The illness mostly affects children – generally around the age of four – causes sudden limb weakness, loss of muscle tone and reflexes, facial and eyelid drooping, difficulty moving the eyes, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech and impaired breathing.

So far, 30 states said they had confirmed or suspected cases. Colorado had 14 confirmed cases, more than any other state, followed by Texas with eight. Viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders all may be potential causes of the illness.

Source: USA Today

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