WARNING: UK kids at risk from killer virus that can leave victims paralysed
A child health alert has been issued over outbreak of polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes. Parents are warned previously rare bug enterovirus D68,which has no known cure or vaccine, is on the rise.
Linked to cases of very young children being left unable to walk, the virulent virus can cause paralysis, leaving worst affected kids fighting to breathe or swallow.
It is understood four young victims, who appeared to have lost use of their limbs, have been hospitalised in Edinburgh with a boy and primary-aged girl in intensive care for more than a month. The... read more
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