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Polio-Like Illness Affecting Kids in More Than Half of US States

Polio-Like Illness Affecting Kids in More Than Half of US States Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) affects mostly children and can cause paralysis. As of September 30, Another 14 states have suspected cases of the disease, or are investigating suspected cases. Of those 30 states, Colorado has the most with 14 confirmed cases. AFM affects the nervous system, focusing on the gray matter of the spinal cord. Symptoms include sudden weakness in the limbs, slurred speech and difficulty breathing. Cases of AFM have spiked since 2014. Their spike coincided with a national outbreak of severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68. Some doctors think that AFM could begin with a viral infection. Dr. Samuel Dominguez, Children's Hospital Colorado, via CNN

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