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AFM - acute flaccid myelitis - Polio Like disease
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:49:29 am »
So where is it coming from ? Typical multiple attack disease ...

CDC launches task force for polio-like disease as MORE cases emerge: Now 109 kids are confirmed sick and 167 are under investigation as officials scramble to identify the cause

    The CDC says 252 cases are under investigation
    Now, 90 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in 27 states
    The average age of those affected is four years old and more than 90 percent of cases overall are in children aged 18 and younger
    The rare disease affects the nervous system and most resembles the polio virus
    Most children regain movement but, in some cases, they are required to be on respirators and could even die from neurological complications
    Earlier today, the parents of two children diagnosed with AFM in 2016 said their children's deaths in 2018 had not been 'counted' by the CDC
    The CDC maintains there are zero deaths linked to the 2018 outbreak, but admits 'gaps' in its tracking of cases from previous years

By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For and Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For

Published: 17:35 EST, 19 November 2018 | Updated: 02:27 EST, 20 November 2018

Another 16 children have contracted the rare polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) - bringing the total number of confirmed cases this year to 109 across 29 states, the CDC has revealed.

Another 167 children are showing tell-tale symptoms of the mysterious illness which has emerged as a major public health threat every other year since 2014. 

It seems to be caused by a combination of viruses but this year, the third time AFM has surged, the CDC is still struggling to identify exactly how and why it takes hold.

As such, the agency today formed a task force designed to investigate the driving forces and possible treatments of AFM, and to establish what post-AFM life looks like for sufferers.   
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