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Dan Hicks replied to Dan Hicks's discussion Colorado "mystery illness"
"It is odd that they're scattered about so much.  I think it has the CDC folks scratching their heads.  (Hopefully they won't just write it off as eczema.)"
Oct 13
Thomas Maske replied to Dan Hicks's discussion Colorado "mystery illness"
"Have you seen the maps of where this children have been placed throughout the States? This could be a real serious problem more so than keeping them in one location. BUT CDC has it all under control! :-(("
Oct 13
Gretchen Winchester replied to Dan Hicks's discussion Colorado "mystery illness"
"yes, I have been following. Pretty scary."
Oct 12
Thomas Maske replied to Salk Institute's discussion Take part in a Polio Genomics Study
"I did sign up for this and found out that also  the University of Washington has similar type of studies and are looking for volunteers as well. I signed up for one of their studies which will be for 5 years. Each year they will send a survey…"
Oct 9
Susan Polivka replied to Susan Polivka's discussion Hinged knee replacement
"Hey Erik, I was sitting here thinking as the day for surgery is getting closer.... I know you said that from day one you could feel the difference but I guess the questions that still hangs around is Does it really make walking easier? seeing that…"
Oct 5
Dan Hicks posted a discussion

Colorado "mystery illness"

Anyone been following this?  ( http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/03/health/colorado-partial-paralysis/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 )11 kids in Colorado have an illness that seems semi-related to the enterovirus D68 bug that's been going around, but it includes partial paralysis.  (Of note is that polio is an enterovirus.)See More
Oct 4
Erik Hvide replied to Susan Polivka's discussion Hinged knee replacement
"Hi Sue, I want to say yes, it does seem to have a very slight amount of hyper-extension, but I don't know the number of degrees. I probably will not do a revision unless I start having a problem. There just is not a strong enough case to go…"
Oct 2
Susan Polivka replied to Susan Polivka's discussion Hinged knee replacement
"That is really good news to me that you could  feel the difference from the first day. Do you know if the Dr left any type of hyper extension with the hinged knee?  I see a Dr for my polio & he said that it needed to be 3% of hyper…"
Oct 2

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Colorado "mystery illness" 3 Replies

Anyone been following this?  (…Continue

Started by Dan Hicks in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Oct 13.

Take part in a Polio Genomics Study 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I was contacted by Mark Loeb from McMaster University.  He is conducting a study to find out whether there was a genetic susceptibility that led some people to develop paralysis following…Continue

Started by Salk Institute in Connecting. Last reply by Thomas Maske Oct 9.

Hinged knee replacement 13 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has had a total knee replacement on affected polio leg.....I had a total knee replacement which is failing do to the tendons & ligaments stretching out again.... after…Continue

Started by Susan Polivka in Connecting. Last reply by Susan Polivka Oct 5.

Survey 5 Replies

I have a problem with curiosity and I have one question that entered my mind about 20 years ago, and that was "what is the longetivity of a person who has had polio?" I knew it had to depend on the…Continue

Started by Thomas Maske in Connecting. Last reply by Susan Polivka Sep 11.

Latest Issue of InsideSalk

The feature story in the latest issue of our magazine, InsideSalk honors the legacy of Jonas Salk.  We will be Please join our celebration of "Jonas Salk - 100 years" and read the issue online at…Continue

Started by Salk Institute in Connecting Sep 8.

eye muscle damage? 15 Replies

Has anyone else encountered damage to eye muscles due to polio?  My eye doctor has seen this before in polios, but is, of course, in process of ruling out other causes.  However, there  appears to…Continue

Started by Barbara York in Connecting. Last reply by Barbara York Aug 30.

 
 
 

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