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The CDC has now confirmed 134 cases this year, compared with 149 in 2016.
CDC director promises "full capacity" of science to address the paralyzing condition.
"We're trying to figure out what the triggers are of what causes someone to get AFM," a CDC official says.
So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.
A 20-study meta-analysis finds good evidence of an association between the virus and acute flaccid myelitis.
Last year saw a surge of 136 AFM cases in 37 states.
A recent surge may be linked to a cluster of suspected cases in Washington state.
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