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Mysterious disease hits children raises concern in America




Health experts in the United States have warned of a serious illness with mild symptoms, but it is rapidly developing to end with paralysis

One day, the 4-year-old Joey Wilcox was awakened to discover that he and his family had the left side of his face dangling

Three days later, he was taken to the hospital, where he was taken directly to the central care unit, unable to move his arms, feet or even sit

All tests and physical and laboratory tests failed to determine why the child was going, and doctors feared Joy would begin to lose his breathing capacity

His father, Jeremy Wilcox, said: "It's scary. Your son can get cold and then get paralyzed

Still, Joy survived death or paralysis, but still suffers from some of the symptoms of the mysterious disease

Joy is one of 228 confirmed cases in the United States over the past year of the disease, known as acute attenuated myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord that damages nerve fibers



The disease, which may sometimes lead to fatal paralysis, appears to be spreading and ebbing from year to year, and the wave of public health concern in the United States has begun to plague more and more children

The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fushi said that the disease carries similar elements of polio, which spread among humans for centuries, before the outbreak of other frightening epidemics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Fuchi, who published a report on the disease last Tuesday in the journal mBio, said it was unlikely that the acute debilitating disease would become a serious epidemic, such as polio, which infected tens of thousands of American children annually before the vaccine became available in the 1950s. the past

However, he warned that the disease would not be limited to a few hundred cases per year

While other countries have reported limited outbreaks of the disease, such as Canada, France, Britain, and Norway, the size and pattern of outbreaks in the United States have been greater than in other countries

More than 550 Americans have contracted the unknown disease in the past decade, with 32 years of age and children accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, most of them between the ages of 4 and 5 and 6 years, Time said

According to the report, most of the people with the disease had symptoms such as weakness and fever and then developed symptoms to paralysis

In some cases, the symptoms begin more simply, such as the inability to move the thumb suddenly, or the inability to eat or even breathe and take a normal inspiration

Many of the families of the injured children reported that their children had recovered at least some movement in the affected legs, but there were no reports of complete recovery from the disease and we wish them a full recovery

Health workers involved in the disease can not give details of cases of recovery among those who have been infected, or even the number of deaths from the disease


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