Health Officials Say Rare Disease Outbreaks Unrelated
California health officials say that rare outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and a polio-like disease in several California areas are unrelated. Stanford University researchers recently reported that about 20 state residents have experienced polio-like paralysis in the last 18 months. However, a public health official said that nothing in the report indicates that such paralysis is increasing in the state.
- "California Health Officials: Outbreaks Not Linked" (Burke, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 2/28).
- "Health Officials: Unexplained Paralysis Cases Not Epidemic" (Sisson, U-T San Diego, 2/28).