Latest acute flaccid paralysis Stories

2008-02-13 03:00:15

By Wong, Kum Thong Munisamy, Badmanathan; Ong, Kien Chai; Kojima, Hideaki; Noriyo, Nagata; Chua, Kaw Bing; Ong, Beng Beng; Nagashima, Kazuo Abstract Previous neuropathologic studies of Enterovirus 71 encephalomyelitis have not investigated the anatomic distribution of inflammation and viral localization in the central nervous system (CNS) in detail. We analyzed CNS and non-CNS tissues from 7 autopsy cases from Malaysia and found CNS inflammation patterns to be distinct and stereotyped....

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'