Sometimes, as a frightened parent, any little piece of reassurance can help. But really, should I worry when fewer than 25 kids in a state of 38 million people got sick? I decided to do the research for myself before panicking. If you haven't caught up on all the details of this scary (but rare) illness, here are seven things you should know:
1. Who Suffers From It?
As many as 25 children in California between the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego have been identified as having an illness similar to polio that has caused each patient to become paralyzed in one or more arms and legs in the last 18 months, according to a report by NBC News andRead More »from 7 Things Parents Should Know About the "Polio-Like" Illness Affecting California Kids