WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed
 

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.
Cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), which has no known cure or vaccine, have more than doubled in the last year.
It’s a terrifying disease that leaves a lot of the children permanently paralysed. Health officials seem to be really keen this is kept secret but parents and doctors need to know Linked to cases of very young children being left unable to walk, the virus can leave kids fighting to breathe or swallow.
The public are advised to take good... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 33
Source: Wigan Today
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