Rare, Polio-Like Condition Appears in US Again There have been 38 confirmed cases of the condition across 16 states Published Oct 9, 2018 at 7:19 PM | Updated at 7:20 PM EDT on Oct 9, 2018
A computer illustration shows enteroviruses affecting a neuron. Enteroviruses cause infections of different locations, including infections of the central nervous system.
A puzzling condition that causes partial paralysis in children is back on the uptick in parts of the U.S., with six cases under investigation in Minnesota and 14 reported in Colorado, health officials said Monday.
The children have
acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, a weakening of the nerves that resembles polio. It was first widely recognized in 2014, when 120 children were diagnosed, NBC News reported.
So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 38 confirmed cases of the polio-like condition across 16 states.