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Doctors hunting rare polio-like illness getting tripped up
San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford University and UCSF neurologists leading the investigation into a rare polio-like paralysis that’s affected at least two dozen children in California are still hunting for the source of the illness, and they’re finding themselves hampered by delays in reporting cases and questions about how to even describe the disease. The California Department of Public Health last week released the first geographic data on 20 cases it has investigated. Of those 20, five are in the Bay Area and six are in other parts of Northern California.