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11 cases of polio-like illness AFM confirmed in eight states in 2019, CDC says

 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling doctors to be on the lookout for a polio-like illness that tends to peak in the late summer and early fall, shedding new light on the illness in a report released Tuesday.  Last year saw the highest number of cases of acute flaccid myelitis so far -- 233 confirmed cases in 41 states. It tends to spike between August and October every other year, including outbreaks in 2014 and 2016 with 120 and 149 cases, respectively. So far this year, there have been 11 confirmed cases in eight states out of 57 patients under investigation.  Read more....



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