Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Dec 03, 2018

With 18 more cases, CDC says AFM may have peaked

The CDC has now confirmed 134 cases this year, compared with 149 in 2016.

Nov 20, 2018
Concern over MRI results

CDC creates AFM task force as confirmed cases rise to 106

CDC director promises "full capacity" of science to address the paralyzing condition.

Nov 13, 2018
Child getting MRI

AFM count tops 250 as CDC struggles to find cause

"We're trying to figure out what the triggers are of what causes someone to get AFM," a CDC official says.

Oct 16, 2018
Sick girl hugging mom in hospital

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.

Jan 18, 2018
Wheelchair

New analysis strengthens link between EV-D68, poliolike complications

A 20-study meta-analysis finds good evidence of an association between the virus and acute flaccid myelitis.

Mar 28, 2017
Lab pipetting

CDC updates flaccid myelitis testing, expands search for clues

Last year saw a surge of 136 AFM cases in 37 states.

Nov 02, 2016
Hospitalized girl

CDC probes rise in AFM cases as Washington reports cluster

A recent surge may be linked to a cluster of suspected cases in Washington state.

Feb 04, 2019

News Scan for Feb 04, 2019

More US acute flaccid myelitis
2017-18 flu vaccine protection
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Jamaica dengue outbreak
H9N2 avian flu case in China
Jan 22, 2019

News Scan for Jan 22, 2019

Washington state measles
Acute flaccid myelitis tops 200
Saudi MERS cases
HPV vaccine herd immunity
Avian flu in 3 countries
Jan 14, 2019

News Scan for Jan 14, 2019

More acute flaccid myelitis
Cake mix Salmonella probe over
URIs, sinusitis in children
Lone star ticks' female affinity
Severe flu outcomes
Avian flu outbreaks

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