Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in children

  • Quinton Hill, 7, was one of the Minnesota children affected by acute flaccid myelitis last year. He lost movement in one arm and was undergoing treatment at the time at Children's Hospital.

MINNEAPOLIS — A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of poliolike illnesses that struck Minnesota and other states last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains hospitalized.