The CDC Says This Polio-Like Disease Is Rare But On The Rise
Cases of acute flaccid myelitis have shot up since last year.By Matt Picht | September 30, 2016
Cases of a rare polio-like illness have shot up in recent months. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking notice.
The CDC recorded 32 cases of acute flaccid myelitis across 17 states in the first half of this year. The illness has been most often observed in children. It can cause limb weakness, loss of muscle tone and in extreme cases, respiratory failure.