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6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder

State and local health officials on Thursday said they are investigating a possible sixth case of a rare nervous system disorder that causes sudden limb paralysis in children.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Rare disease that causes limb paralysis in infants hits Washington; no reported cases Spokane

A rare condition that afflicts infants with limb paralysis has appeared in six cases in Washington State recently, but none in Spokane County.


5 children in Puget Sound sickened with nervous system disorder

State and local health officials are investigating whether five children hospitalized with sudden limb paralysis may have a rare condition that affects the nervous system.


Spokane County boy confirmed to have rare, serious illness that can cause paralysis

A boy in Spokane County has been confirmed to have acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare and mysterious illness that causes muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.