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Only 1 of 103 kids with mystery paralysis recovered

(USA Today) Only one of 103 children stricken by a mysterious, polio-like illness has recovered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Doctors have diagnosed children in 34 states with sudden, unexplained weakness or paralysis since August, the CDC says.

In the worst cases, children have developed quadriplegia, becoming completely paralyzed, says Jim Sejvar, a neuroepidemiologist at the CDC. Some children have even experienced paralysis of the muscles they need to breathe, causing them to be put on breathing machines.

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