Record Count Reported for Mysterious Paralyzing Illness

It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs.

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NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It’s still not clear what’s causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness. No one has died from the rare disease this year, but it…

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