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Polio-like Illness in United States

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 155 patients under investigation for Acute Flaccid Myelitis this year.

This is a polio-like illness that affects a person’s nervous system, causing weakness in one or more limbs.

Of these 155 people, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC in 22 states. More than 90% of cases occur in children 18 and younger.

While the CDC is still unsure, they say potential causes of AFM could be viruses, environmental toxins, and genetic disorders.

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