Virus Could Be Cause Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness AFM, Study SaysResearchers found evidence of what might cause acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, a rare polio-like illness that affects children. According to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, a virus seems to be the culprit.
AFM: CDC Identifies 116 Confirmed Cases Of Polio-Like Illness In 31 States, Including MarylandThere are now 286 cases of possible and confirmed acute flaccid myelitis in the United States this year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC Confirms 16 More Cases Of AFM, Rare Polio-Like IllnessThis means there are now 106 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 29 states- including Maryland.
155 Cases Of Polio-Like Illness Now Under Investigation, CDC SaysThere are 155 patients under investigation this year for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a condition that that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children, the CDC reported Monday.