Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

IL investigating 9 ‘sporadic’ cases of polio-like illness in children

IL investigating 9 ‘sporadic’ cases of polio-like illness in children

There is no specific treatment for AFM, but a neurologist may recommend certain interventions on a case-by-case basis.

Two children in IL have been diagnosed with a rare Polio-like illness that is seeing a sudden uptick, mainly in kids, across the US.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diagnosed the poliolike condition known as acute flaccid myelitis, which causes paralysis and difficulty swallowing.

Authorities say they have no confirmed cases of the nervous system condition called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in NY.

The disease is not new but the cause remains unknown.

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Various viruses can cause AFM, including West Nile and enteroviruses.

Since the CDC began studying AFM in 2014, there have been 362 documented cases, with 38 of them occurring this year.

A growing number of cases are being reported across the country. So far this year, cases have been reported in 16 states.

14 cases have been reported in Colorado, and six cases are being investigated in Minnesota. Those who contract AFM face paralysis, long-term health problems and even death. Among them is two-year-old Julia Payne, whose symptoms started off resembling those of a common cold.

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