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Clue to Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Found in Autopsy of Child Who Died in 2008

Submitted by Gizmodo on May 27, 2022 - 4:47pm

Evidence from the tragic death of a 5-year-old boy in 2008 may finally settle the debate over a mysterious polio-like condition that’s been paralyzing children for years. Researchers this week say they’ve found clear traces of enterovirus D68 in the nerve cells of the child, who likely died from acute flaccid…

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