Please PRAY For These Children: 38 Children Diagnosed Now With Mysterious Polio-Like Disease With No Known Cure

Please PRAY For These Children: 38 Children Diagnosed Now With Mysterious Polio-Like Disease With No Known Cure

Two more kids are struck by mysterious polio-like disease with Chicago girl, 2, fighting for life on a respirator and 38 children diagnosed across the U.S.

  • Julia Payne started having trouble holding her head up after a mild cold
  • The 2-year-old was diagnosed in September with acute flaccid myelitis
  • She is on a respirator and feeding tube at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago
  • An unidentified 8-year-old girl from Chesterton, Indiana, also has AFM at Lurie’s
  • They are two of 38 kids the US to recently develop the rare Polio-like disease
  • Texas has five new cases, including a five-year-old girl
  • Minnesota has six new cases under the age of 10 
  • Most kids regain movement as one child’s mother told Daily Mail Online

Two children in Chicago have been diagnosed with a rare polio-like illness that is seeing a sudden uptick, mainly in kids, across the US.

Among them is two-year-old Julia Payne, whose symptoms started off resembling those of a common cold.

She is now one of 38 children to develop partial paralysis from acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 16 US states so far this year.

The disease most closely resembles polio, but doctors don’t know what causes its terrifying symptoms – or how to treat them besides waiting them out.

Two children in Chicago have been diagnosed with a rare polio-like illness including two-year-old Julia Payne (pictured), whose symptoms started off resembling those of a common cold

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