Alex Greig
Daily Mail
February 24, 2014

A photomicrograph of skeletal muscle tissue revealing myotonic dystrophic changes as a result of Polio Type III. / Image: Wikimedia Commons
A photomicrograph of skeletal muscle tissue revealing myotonic dystrophic changes as a result of Polio Type III. / Image: Wikimedia Commons

A mysterious illness doctors are comparing to polio has struck down up to 25 children in California, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and a bad prognosis.

Medical experts have identified the illness in Californian children over the course of a year.

The children, aged between two and 16, all suffered paralysis of the arms or legs and some experienced respiratory difficulties.

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