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We are taking this highly unusual action because this virus is extremely contagious and spreading quickly across our schools," district nursing coordinator Tanya Marvin said in a news release. "In addition, it appears that there is now a second, related virus that is affecting students, some of whom have already been ill in recent weeks. The combination of the two has created an unprecedented spread of illness."
The disproportionate number of AFM patients in Colorado may stem from doctors here being better at diagnosing and reporting the illness. Or, it’s possible that the viruses suspected of causing AFM may be more common in Colorado, health experts say. Researchers are racing to understand the causes and potential treatments for AFM.
In 1950, the U.S. Released a Bioweapon in San Francisco
This was one of hundreds of bioweapon simulations carried out in the 1950s and 1960s
The Army tested 'germ warfare' on the NYC subway by smashing lightbulbs full of bacteria