Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Polio-Like Disease AFM Is Affecting Kids Around the Country

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Steve Townsend | 12 October, 2018, 03:25

If you or your child develops any of these symptoms, you should seek medical care right away.

While there is no cure for the virus, neurologists can recommend treatments.

The cases involve infants and children under the age of six who all reportedly had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week prior to developing symptoms of AFM.

However, a person can catch a virus from someone that leads to AFM.

At least two children who have been diagnosed with a rare but serious condition that weakens muscles and limits mobility are being treated in Chicago, according to Lurie Children's Hospital. Eight cases have been reported statewide.

AFM is a weakening of the nerves that causes partial paralysis in children.

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"At this point there isn't evidence that would point to a single source of illness among these cases", Dr. Scott Lindquist, state infectious disease epidemiologist at the Department of Health, said. Symptoms typically include sudden weakness in one or more arms or legs, along with loss of muscle tone and decreased or absent reflexes. From August 2014 through August 2018, the CDC has been notified of 362 cases of the illness, mostly in children.

Doctors call severe cases of AFM a polio-like illness where people will have paralyzed limbs. It is actively investigating AFM cases, and trying to unearth more information about the mysterious condition. Between January 1 to September 30, 2018, 38 people in 16 states have been confirmed to have AFM. The cause of any individual case of AFM can be hard to determine, and often, no cause is found. CDC specialists will make the final determination if these cases are AFM. The condition was first described in 2014 and doctors assumed a virus was to blame, but they didn't know which one.

Shannon Barbare, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, told Fox News Tuesday there have been 14 confirmed cases of AFM in the state so far this year - though it's unclear if all of those cases were included in the CDC's latest report.

The agency is also warning parents to be vigilant about protecting kids from mosquito bites because of the possible connection between West Nile virus and AFM.

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

In 2016, there were nine cases of AFM in Washington and three in 2017.

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