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The Non-Measles Outbreak That’s Not Making News

[Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) terms the current measles outbreak in the U.S. as “large multi-state outbreak.” Discussion has permeated everywhere from traditional news media to commentary and pop culture websites. At 141 cases and growing, the incidence of measles is widely considered serious […]

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Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

[Above image: A non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they […]

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Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.

At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. (Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen using an immunoelectron microscopic technique. Courtesy: CDC) The lastest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The […]

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Woman Paralyzed After Flu Shot Receives $11 Million for Treatment

Lehigh Valley’s “The Morning Call” in Allentown, Penn. profiles the case of Sarah Behie, whose symptoms began three weeks after she got a flu shot. Eventually, the 20-year old’s condition deteriorated until she was partially paralyzed and living in hospitals and nursing homes from a neurological condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare but recognized and […]

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