CDC: Polio-Like AFM Appears to Have Peaked in U.S.

CDC: POLIO-LIKE ILLNESS AFM APPEARS TO HAVE PEAKED IN THE US FOR 2018

Minneapolis, MN (WCCO) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it appears the number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis has peaked for the year.

In its weekly update on the disease, the CDC says there have been 134 confirmed cases in 33 states this year.

That’s 18 more confirmed cases than reported last week.

It also says there are 165 patients under investigation for possibly having it.

AFM is found mainly in children and can lead to paralysis.

The average age of patients this year is five years old.

There is no cure or vaccine for the disease.

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