Denver and the West
Investigators look beyond enterovirus as cause of paralysis in 51 kids
By Electa Draper
The Denver Post
Posted: 10/27/2014 12:01:00 AM MDT


In a cluster of Colorado cases, children developed spinal-cord lesions and partial paralysis following bouts of EV-D68-like illness, said Mark Pallansch, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Viral Diseases.

"These clusters are still quite puzzling to me," Pallansch said. "We have not found enterovirus D68 or any other pathogen in the children's spinal fluid. We are expanding the search to more aggressively look at pathogens other than D68."...