CDC investigating national cases of mysterious disease


A mysterious disease has caught the attention of the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM is a rare nerve disease that most commonly affects children.

AFM can induce polio-like symptoms in children, weakening muscles and even causing permanent paralysis.

At 155 possible cases of the disease have been report to the CDC, 39 in New York state alone.

The CDC is unsure of the case of the rare disease, but warns that the Polio and West Nile viruses may be a factor. They recommend you and your children get vaccinated for Polio and avoid mosquitoes which can carry the West Nile virus. 

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