Colorado health department reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children
DENVER -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said it has confirmed 14 cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year. All of the patients are children who have needed to be hospitalized, the department said, noting "nearly all have fully recovered." "The state health department has been monitoring this situation closely since early spring," the department said. "In addition to investigating the outbreak, the state health department has issued alerts to health care providers on how to test for the viruses and enhanced guidance to child care centers on infection prevention."