AP (Not Rush Limbaugh): VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS
Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio says
"It was Rush Limbaugh who brought this up to his close circle of 20 million friends. Authorities can try to hide this but reporters are starting to ask questions and establish a pattern. Its simple: did bringing thousands of unaccompanied children and placing them inside public schools result in these sudden illnesses in 38 states."
The Associated Press reports:
Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear.
The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don't know whether the virus caused any of the children's arm and leg weaknesses or whether it's just a germ they coincidentally picked up.
"That's why we want more information," and for doctors to report similar cases, said the CDC's Dr. Jane Seward.