BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The CDC has confirmed 16 more cases of a rare, polio-like illness that mostly affects children.

This means there are now 106 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 29 states- including Maryland.

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The CDC is still investigating another 167 possible cases of the illness.

AFM is rare and the cause is still unknown, there is no cure and no vaccine.

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Experts recommend staying on top of other vaccinations, protecting against mosquito bites and washing hands often.

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