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CDC Investigates 4 Possible Cases Of Rare, Polio-like Illness In Michigan

CDC Investigates 4 Possible Cases Of Rare, Polio-like Illness In Michigan

That is roughly 50 percent more than have already been confirmed. A majority of the cases have occurred in children.

This year alone there have been 62 confirmed cases in 22 different states.

The CDC said in its advisory: "AFM is rare, but it can lead to serious neurologic problems".

The Department of Public Health officials said that AFM has been spreading since 2014.

Right now, more than 100 additional cases are being evaluated, including at least one in our state.

Some patients diagnosed with AFM have made a full recovery, while others still suffer from paralysis and other health-related complications.

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Christenson understands why parents are concerned and he says prevention is key. Parents can also help protect their children by encouraging hand washing, staying up to date on recommended vaccines and using insect repellent to prevent mosquito bites.

"If you see a child not acting normally, it is best to get them to a hospital as soon as possible", Vogel suggested. What we do know is that a child's weakness and paralysis can continue to improve even years after contracting AFM, so families should remain optimistic and continue to persevere with therapy. However, not every case has always been followed by a cold.

The CDC has found some seasonal trends in the U.S. Cases typically begin to pick up at the end of summer and peak in the fall.

There are several ways people can contract AFM, including exposure to toxins in the air, genetic factors or through viruses such as poliovirus, non-polio enteroviruses, adenoviruses, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus and Saint Louis encephalitis virus, according to the agency. At this time there is no geographical clustering in the country.

AFM is not new, but there has been a spike in cases in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Midwest states make up 40 percent of all confirmed cases including IL with 10 confirmed cases. There may initially be more variability in the data from year to year, making it hard for the center to interpret or compare case counts between years.


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