Reports of Polio-Like Illness Climbs to 155
155 CASES OF POLIO-LIKE ILLNESS AFM NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION, CDC SAYS
Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) – The CDC says 155-cases of a polio-like illness mostly affecting kids are now under investigation nationwide.
The agency announced Monday that 28-new cases of AFM emerged last week.
So far, 62-cases of AFM have been confirmed in 22 states.
AFM or ‘Acute Flaccid Myelitis’ is a rare but serious condition.
It affects the area of the spinal cord called gray matter and can cause paralysis.
It’s unknown why some patients fully recover.
The average age of patients with the condition is just four-years old.
Almost all cases of AFM occur in children under 18-years old.