New “Polio-like Disease”: Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) — More Than 400 American Cases Since 2014.

“In our surveillance here in Colorado and I know in other states, there has been a similar pattern of circulation of Enterovirus 68 that mirrors the incidence of acute flaccid myelitis in the United States.”

– Samuel Dominguez, M. D. and Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases and Medical Director for Microbiology Laboratory, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

So far in 2018, the CDC has confirmed 116 cases of polio-like disease in 31 states. Since 2014, when the new paralyzing disease was first noticed, the CDC has confirmed more than 400 cases known medically as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). Many of the young children that have been infected by the virus — average age 4 — are still coping with paralysis. CNN family photo.
So far in 2018, the CDC has confirmed 116 cases of polio-like disease in 31 states. Since 2014, when the new paralyzing disease was first noticed, the CDC has confirmed more than 400 cases known medically as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). Many of the young children that have been infected by the virus — average age 4 — are still coping with paralysis. CNN family photo.

 

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