Scots children hospitalised for polio-like virus
Four children have been admitted to the Sick Kids Hospital on suspicion of a polio-like virus which carries a risk of paralysis, reports suggest.
A small cluster of children from the south east Scotland have been struck down by enterovirus D68, a rare respiratory bug spread through coughs and sneezes.
The virus, which has no cure or anti-viral vaccine, can leave patients unable to walk and unable to breathe or swallow in the most extreme cases.
The Scottish cases are all being treated at the Sick Kids Hospital, in Edinburgh.
It is understood that the four primary-age children had struggled... read more
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