Nearly all kids with AFM in 2018 had prior viral illness, CDC says

Nearly all kids with AFM in 2018 had prior viral illness, CDC says

Of 121 cases, PCR was positive for enteroviruses in 34% of patients, rhinoviruses in 6% of patients, untyped enterovirus or rhinovirus in 5% of patients, and parechoviruses in 6% of patients. 

Gillibrand Calls On Congress To Immediately Provide Emergency Funding For Research, Treatment, And Prevention Efforts For Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Gillibrand Calls On Congress To Immediately Provide Emergency Funding For Research, Treatment, And Prevention Efforts For Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

(gillibrand.senate.gov) The CDC Is Investigating Hundreds of Confirmed and Suspected Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a Debilitating, Polio-Like Disease Affecting Children in New York and Across the Country; The Number of Cases of This Rare but Serious Disease Are Growing Year After Year, yet the CDC Has Been Unable to Determine the Cause or Identify a Treatment.