Tag: Acute flaccid myelitis

Researchers Identify Common Virus As Cause Of Mysterious Disease Paralyzing Children

AFM is a polio-like illness that causes paralysis in children. Researchers from the University of Minnesota now report they have found a link between the condition and a common virus.

Public Health April 19, 2019

Mysterious Polio-Like Paralyzing Illness Afflicting Children May Become Common

Children in the United States were affected with a polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis that causes paralysis among other symptoms. CDC said no data were available to determine the rate of complete, partial, or non-recovery from the disease.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Are Doctors Telling Parents That Their Partially Paralyzed Children Are Faking Symptoms?

Do some children fake illness symptoms as an emotional reaction? Several parents of children with AFM have reportedly been told by physicians that their children were merely faking.

Medicine December 21, 2018

Cases Of Rare Polio-like Illness Recorded Around United States

Cases of a very rare polio-like illness have been reported in patients in various states. Although cases are on the rise, it is still considererd a very rare condition.

Public Health October 12, 2018

Doctors May Have Found Cause of Mysterious Polio-Like Disease Striking Kids

Doctors now have evidence that the 2014 outbreak of polio-like acute flaccid myelitis, which causes paralysis in children is linked to Enterovirus D68. A new study on these rare conditions encouraged further surveillance for effective prevention strategies.

Public Health March 2, 2018

AFM: Possible Causes And Symptoms Of Polio-Like Disease Causing Paralysis In US Children

Cases of acute flaccid myelitis which can cause paralysis in children is on the rise in the United States. What causes this rare disease and what symptoms should parents watch for?

Public Health October 6, 2016

Polio-Like Disease That Paralyzes Children On The Rise In The US: How To Protect Kids From Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Fifty cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis have already been reported in the US this year. The CDC provided tips on how to prevent the spread of this paralyzing disease.

Public Health October 4, 2016

US Sees Spike In Child Paralysis Cases: What To Know About 'Polio-Like' Acute Flaccid Myelitis

The polio-like condition known as acute flaccid myelitis leaves children paralyzed in their arms and legs. The CDC reported that cases of AFM have increased in the past year, and cases may possibly be linked to enterovirus D68.

Life December 23, 2015

Doctors Puzzled Over 100 Cases of Paralysis in U.S. Children

More than 100 cases of mysterious paralysis in children puzzle doctors. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) may be responsible for the mysterious illness.

Life January 30, 2015

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