CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

An electron micrograph of a thin section of EV-D68 a rare enterovirus.									Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Yiting Zhang  CDC

One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.

The MDH says the case is now being reviewed, and did not provide information regarding where in the state this particular case was diagnosed, or whether or not the child is in the hospital. Symptoms also can include facial droop and weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids or difficulty swallowing and slurred speech. A spokeswoman for hospital said they have notified the health department and are working with the CDC to learn more about the illness.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have taken the significant step of issuing a public warning about an outbreak of a mysterious new disease that causes symptoms that are eerily similar to polio, reports the Washington Post.

Medical experts have unable to find a cause nor have they been able to determine who is at risk.

CNN found that Colorado had 14 confirmed cases, more than any other state, followed by Texas with eight and Minnesota with six.

It is "a pretty dramatic disease", but fortunately most kids recover, Messonnier said. You may ask, what good am I doing by telling you about this illness if, as of yet, we do not know how it is contracted, or if it even has a cure.

Boston Children's Hospital has evaluated all of the confirmed and suspected AFM cases that occurred in MA this year. The disease was first identified in 2014, but the scary part is that cases seem to be increasing.

The CDC is actively investigating and monitoring disease activity and recommends taking standard prevention measures such as hand-washing, protecting oneself from mosquito bites and staying up-to-date on vaccinations. Then in 2016, there were 149 confirmed cases.

More broadly, she noted, "there is a lot we don't know about AFM". CDC has tested many different specimens from patients with this condition for a wide range of pathogens, or germs, that can cause AFM.

Maryland health officials said their first case was reported to them September 21.

"As a parent myself, I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", she said.

The number is almost double the amount observed in 2017, when 33 AFM cases were found in the US. For example, 11 of the Colorado cases of AFM this year have tested positive for EV A71, a rare type of enterovirus not usually seen in the USA, rather in Asia and other parts of the world, according to state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy.

"What is alarming and frightening is they suddenly develop weakness, and typically it's in an arm or leg. and it comes out of the blue.and that weakness comes and often times it's persists", Dr. Sanjay Gupta said. "So we're very lucky that he had (physical therapy) through early intervention".

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