Wednesday, 14 November, 2018


39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

2 people suspected of carrying rare ‘Polio-like’ disease treated at University Hospitals 10 cases of AFM reported in Illinois - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
Patty Aguilar | 16 October, 2018, 10:11

The Washington Department of Heath says all the children are 6 or younger. She is now one of 38 children to develop partial paralysis from acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 16 U.S. states so far this year. The children are residents of King County (2), Pierce County (1), Lewis County (1), and Snohomish County (1).

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 38 cases of AFM have been confirmed across 16 states including Pennsylvania.

The CDC began tracking the cases in 2014 after seeing an uptick in the number of cases. The CDC has a list of tests that need to be done to confirm a case of AFM, but doctors ultimately need to check the spinal cord to be sure.

Health officials have also yet to confirm the cause of the illness, despite testing many different specimens from patients for a wide range of pathogens that case AFM. Symptoms typically include sudden weakness in one or more arms or legs, along with loss of muscle tone and decreased or absent reflexes.

UH said both patients have been discharged, but the Ohio Department of Health and the CC are continuing to monitor the illness.

Other causes have been linked to environmental toxins, genetic disorders and viruses similar to the West Nile virus, according to state health officials.

"Surveillance has shown us that AFM cases generally peak in the months of September and October", the Nevada state health department said in a bulletin sent to healthcare providers in August.

WSIL- An alert for parents health officials say there's a serious respiratory virus spreading across the state. Well continue to investigate and share information when we have it.

The disease is not new but the cause remains unknown. "All but one of the Texas cases are children".

Still, CDC estimates that less than one in a million people in the United States will get AFM every year.

The virus that causes polio has been eradicated in most of the world by vaccination, but regular epidemics once swept through, paralyzing thousands of children.

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