• AFM Aug 5, 2020

    CDC Warns of New Outbreak of Life-Threatening Disease That Paralyzes Healthy Kids

    The CDC warned Tuesday that 2020 is likely to be a peak year for an uncommon but dangerous and potentially life-threatening neurological disease affecting children, acute flaccid myelitis. The illness, also known as AFM, is believed to be caused by a virus and peaks every two years between August and November. In 2018 there were 238 confirmed cases, with half…

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