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  1. Pyrrhus

    The return of Polio to the USA? Is paralysis being mis-diagnosed as psychiatric?

    The return of Polio to the USA? Is paralysis being mis-diagnosed as psychiatric? This is the first of two posts. The first post provides some essential background, and the second post examines the statistical anomaly that suggests that FND might be over-diagnosed in the US and UK. Background...
  2. Pyrrhus

    CDC finally admits: Enterovirus D68 causes paralysis

    After spending decades carefully avoiding the use of the word “cause” in relation to enteroviruses, the CDC has now conceded for the first time that Enterovirus D68 causes paralysis. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6815a4.htm?s_cid=mm6815a4_w
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