Children's 'polio-like' illness may return in August. But a possible vaccine will cost millions to test
PHILADELPHIA — A few weeks after his 4th birthday, Fenton McEvoy came down with what seemed like an ordinary cold, except that his neck and right hand started to feel weak. Within 24 hours, he could not move his arms or legs.That was 2018, when the Georgia boy and more than 200 other children in the United States were diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a debilitating disease that seems to surge every two years in late summer and fall. In 2016, 153 such cases were confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two years before that, the number was 120.If the pattern holds...
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