Health Officials Put Out Warning Of Strange Illness Affecting Kids

Health officials are asking doctors to be on the lookout for children with a rare, polio-like illness after six cases were reported in Minnesota since September. Symptoms include sudden weakness in an arm or leg, and loss of muscular reflexes. The state Health Department advises parents, “Any kind of acute muscle weakness in their kids, in arms and legs, that obviously doesn’t have anything to do with spraining your ankle at soccer, that definitely they should seek medical attention.”