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The surge of acute flaccid myelitis, a mysterious illness
 

The surge of acute flaccid myelitis, a mysterious illness

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Although AFM has an incidence of less than one per million, it has recently seen an uptick since May in the US. More worryingly, we still do not know what its causes or risk factors are.
 
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29 Nov 2016 - General
 
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has affected 50 people so far this year, most of them children. It’s characterized by sudden muscle weakness, often following a respiratory illness or fever. In some cases, the paralysis has been permanent. The illness...
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