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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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