CDC Confirms 10 More Cases Of Polio-Like Illness
CDC CONFIRMS 10 MORE CASES OF AFM, NOW HAS A TOTAL OF 72 CONFIRMED CASES
Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Confirms ten more cases of a polio-like illness.
According to the health agency, 72-cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in 24 states this year.
And as of Friday, 26 more patients are being tested.
That increases the number of cases being investigated to 119.
The CDC has not identified the 24 states with confirmed illnesses.
AFM is a rare but serious condition.
Ot affects an area of the spinal cord and can cause paralysis.
Almost all cases of AFM occur in children under 18-years old.