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What to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis, the Rare Polio-Like Illness That's Affecting Kids

According to the CDC, cases of a serious condition that affects the nervous system, causing weakness in the arms or legs, is on the rise in the US. So far, medical experts have confirmed 62 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) across 22 states. AFM has been linked to West Nile Virus as well as two common childhood viruses: enteroviruses (which present as a range of illnesses, including respiratory infections) and adenoviruses (which can cause pink-eye or bladder infections). While AFM is a rare condition, parents should be aware of...


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