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Doctors Think They Know What’s Causing the Outbreak of a Rare Polio-Like Illness Across the US

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

A “polio-like” illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has hit the U.S. and doctors and researchers who have been treating it say they now believe it’s caused by the enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). As Business Insider reports, the CDC has steadfastly refused to declare a cause for the illness, which generally has mild symptoms, but can cause sudden arm or leg weakness and other problems such as facial droop and difficulty swallowing — not unlike a case of polio...

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