Special Report: More Than a Cold?


(LEX) THERE’S EVER GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THE POLIO-LIKE ILLNESS THAT HIT A RECORD NUMBER OF TO PARALYSIS – IT’S CALLED ACUTE FLACCID MYELITIS. AND ONE LOCAL FAMILY REACHED OUT TO US WITH MANY QUESTIONS AFTER THEIR DAUGHTER ENDED UP IN THE HOPSITAL. THEY SAY SHE HAD SIMILAR SYMPTOMS — LIKE SLURRED SPEECH, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, PARALYSIS. BUT 8-YEAR-OLD DEHAVILAND EVANS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A DIFFERENT FORM OF MYELITIS. ACUTE DISSEMINATED ENCEPHALOMYELITIS OR A-DEM. THIS HAPPENS WHEN A COMMON VIRUS LIKE A COLD OR FLU TURNS INTO AN ATTACK OF THE I WOULD RECOMMEND TO KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON THEM. ONCE AGAIN, MY DAUGHTER HAD A COMMON COLD AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT.” (LEX) SO WHAT DO DOCTORS AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF THE KING’S DAUGHTER WANT PARENTS TO KNOW? JOIN OUR LAURA CASO FOR HER SPECIAL REPORT: MORE THAN A COLD? TONIGHT ON WAVY NEWS 10 AT 6.

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