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US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.
Cases have grown to 3,084, including 2,070 deaths.
Earlier the summer, the CDC warned doctors to be alert for AFM cases that seem to rise late summer and fall alongside enterovirus activity.
Officials hope the promising treatment findings encourage more patients to seek lifesaving treatment.
In other developments, the WHO said Beni is still the main hot spot and that the pace of new infections hasn't changed much.
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