News & Perspective

Nov 13, 2018

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.

Nov 05, 2018

Nov 05, 2018

News Scan for Nov 05, 2018

More acute flaccid myelitis cases
Updated pandemic flu vaccine allocation guidance
Avian flu outbreaks

Oct 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018

News Scan for Oct 30, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis cases
Zika in monkeys
Evidence of MERS in camel workers
Bipartisan public health support

Oct 22, 2018

Oct 22, 2018

News Scan for Oct 22, 2018

More US polio-like cases
Saudi MERS case
Cucumber-linked Salmonella

Oct 16, 2018

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.

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018

News Scan for Oct 11, 2018

Polio-like illness in 5 states
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas

Oct 08, 2018

Oct 08, 2018
child in wheelchair

States and CDC probe reports of rare poliolike symptoms in kids

Minnesota recently reported 6 cases, and some of Colorado's cases were associated with EV-D71.

Jan 18, 2018

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.

Jul 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017

News Scan for Jul 19, 2017

Lab-linked Salmonella
Ebola persistence
Polio in Syria
Sri Lanka dengue battle
Measles and travel
Acute flaccid myelitis

Mar 28, 2017

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.

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