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Ricin Fast Facts

Here's a look at ricin, a natural, highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans.

127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 sta