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CDC expresses concern over mysterious surge in polio-like paralysis cases

The CDC says 127 cases of a mysterious polio-like paralysis have been reported so far this year. It does not know what is causing them.
An electron micrograph of a thin section of EV-D68, a rare enterovirus. Source: Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Yiting Zhang/CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed frustration and concern Tuesday about a puzzling surge in cases of polio-like paralysis, mostly in children, being reported across the country this year.

The agency said 127 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been reported so far in 2018. To date, 62 of

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