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Mysterious polio-like virus also causes neurological symptoms | To …

Answer • Acute flaccid myelitis is indeed a medical mystery. The current outbreak absolutely is not caused by polio, however. Many people are referring to it as “polio-like” because it causes sudden neurological symptoms, especially weakness and especially in young children, just as polio did before the vaccine was adopted. However, the diagnosis of polio requires finding poliovirus, and the people affected in the current outbreak have been tested for, and do not have, poliovirus.

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