Rare, polio-like virus striking Bay Area children

Doctors discuss cases at press conference Monday, stress rarity of the disease

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

This story contains 708 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.


Like this comment
Posted by Elaine
a resident of another community
on Sep 1, 2014 at 11:57 am

Enterovirus-68,same family as the polio virus that was attacking children in California Feb. 2014, is now sending 20-30 per day in Kansas City to Children’s Mercy Hospital according to this news alert. They are just as baffled as the Drs. in California.
Someone needs to tie these cases together!
Web Link

Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I believe that it's a less lethal form of the Ebola virus.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em
By Tom Cushing | 15 comments | 1,723 views

Crazy Election
By Roz Rogoff | 88 comments | 1,157 views

Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 746 views