Klobuchar Calls for CDC Investigation of Polio-Like Illness

Klobuchar Calls for CDC Investigation of Polio-Like Illness

Klobuchar Calls for CDC Investigation of Polio-Like Illness

"The patients are now undergoing diagnostic procedures and treatment", the hospital said in a statement to Pittsburgh's Channel 11.

On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health announced there have been a total of six reports of pediatric acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) since September 20.

There are actually two local, recent cases but six children have been diagnosed recently in Minnesota.

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment also reported an additional 14 cases of children with the disease, which affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. AFM can cause a range of types and severity of symptoms, but the commonality among them is a loss of strength or movement in one or more arms or legs.

Acute flaccid myelitis is thought to happen after someone contracts a virus, like a poliovirus, West Nile virus, or adenovirus, the CDC says.

A 2-year-old girl from Batavia is facing a long, hard recovery after contracting a rare polio-like disease that has been reported in children across the United States.

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Symptoms of the disease include weakness in the arms or legs, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech and facial drooping.

Again, this is a rare condition.

"The CDC has acknowledged that 362 cases of AFM have been reported since 2014, indicating an increasing infection rate".

There are three new cases of a rare illness with symptoms similar to polio, and the patients are being treated in Pittsburgh.

Doctors are encouraging people to practice what are called "general prevention strategies" - including washing your hands with soap and water, getting vaccinated and preventing mosquito bites.

Although acute flaccid myelitis is terrifying, Adalja says parents should not stay awake at night worrying about it.

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