Non-polio enteroviruses are very common and can infect anyone. Most people who get infected with these viruses do not get sick or they only have mild illness, like the common cold. But some people can have serious complications, especially infants and people with weakened immune systems…
CDC is working with healthcare professionals and state and local officials to investigate reports of children in the U.S. hospitalized with muscle weakness or paralysis mostly in their arms and legs. This illness is now being called acute flaccid myelitis. These children are being tested for poliovirus, West Nile virus, and enteroviruses. Investigations into these and other possible infectious and non-infectious causes are ongoing. See Investigation of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in U.S. Children, 2014.
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