The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis(AFM) after doctors recorded a jump in cases this year. In 2018, the federal health watchdog confirmed 62 instances of the disease – which causes limb weakness and can paralyse sufferers. The illness has been compared to the polio and West Nile viruses.
The number is nearly double the amount observed in 2017, when 33 AFM cases were found in the US. In the CDC’s health warning the organisation said at least 65 other patients are being assessed after they displayed symptoms of the malady. read more..