DPH Highlights Cases of Unknown Illness With Polio-Like Symptoms Afflicting California Children
During an upcoming American Academy of Neurology meeting, the head of the California Department of Public Health will present the cases of five children in the state who contracted an unknown illness with similar symptoms to polio. In all five cases, the children experienced paralysis of one or more limbs and did not recover function in those limbs after six months.
- "Mysterious Polio-Like Illnesses Reported in Some California Children" (Brown, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 2/23).
- "Polio-Like Illness a Mystery in California" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 2/23).