CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- Cases of a mysterious polio-like illness continue to mount in the United States, and health officials are scrambling to figure out the cause. There are now 252 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Drug Option Fails for Rare Polio-Like Virus in Kids New Drug Option Fails for Rare Polio-Like Virus in Kids
Despite initial hope, fluoxetine failed to improve outcomes in children with acute flaccid myelitis and in some cases was linked to a worsening of the disorder, which can cause permanent paralysis in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sudan: National Anti-Polio Campaign Launched in Karari
[SNA] Khartoum -Deputy Director of Immunization ats Federal Health Ministry, Dr Mawahib Salman on Tuesday launched the Natioanl Campaign for Polio Eradication at Karari Locality in presence of officials of Federal State Health Ministry and officials of Karari Locality as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation
There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Continues Polio-Like Illness Probe, Cases Rise
The CDC still hasn't figured out what is causing AFM, which typically leads to weakness in the arms and legs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials investigating 252 possible cases of polio-like illness AFM
Officials are now investigating 252 cases of possible acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) including 90 confirmed cases in 27 states, according to the CDC. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: What is AFM?
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare, debilitating disease with symptoms that mimic polio. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More U.S. Kids Have Recently Been Diagnosed with a Mysterious Paralyzing Illness
(NEW YORK) — More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it. This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It’s not clear what’s causing some children to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week a...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM
There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90 in 27 states this year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare polio-like disease strikes 90 US children and 252 under investigation, new CDC data reveal
A total of 90 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in American children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed today, but denied that there have been any deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea Is Rich in Resources but Poor in Health
The Pacific nation hoped that hosting the APEC summit meeting would elevate its international profile, but a national health crisis threatens to overshadow it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JO CHANDLER Tags: Medicine and Health Epidemics Poliomyelitis Australia Papua New Guinea Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) Source Type: news

CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Polio-Like Illness Rise in Kids
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Cases of a mysterious polio-like illness continue to mount in the United States, and health officials are scrambling to figure out the cause. There are now 252 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM
Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio
Pakistan launches yet another vaccination drive against polio, targeting millions of children under 5 years of age (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Immunisation - WHO Collates Empty Viles for Accountability
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is collating empty viles of polio vaccines used in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State for accountability, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Researchers Thought This Drug Could Treat the Polio-Like Illness Sickening Children. A New Study Says It Probably Doesn ’t
Health officials are scrambling for answers — and cures — as a rare, polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) spreads across the country. Some researchers thought the antidepressant fluoxetine, which is often sold under the brand name Prozac and has some antiviral properties, could work against AFM, a mysterious illness that strikes some children and can cause muscle weakness, breathing issues, paralysis and even death. A new study published Friday in Neurology, however, provides disappointing results: In a small, non-randomized retrospective study, fluoxetine did not seem to restore patients&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Dead End for Treatment of Polio-Like Disorder Striking Kids
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) is ineffective in treating a rare, polio-like disorder that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis in children, researchers are reporting. In the United States, there have been 219... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is the mysterious "polio-like disease" sweeping America caused by vaccines? Herbicide exposure?
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control recently revealed they are investigating 155 possible cases of “polio-like syndrome,” or acute flaccid myelitis. So far, 80 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been confirmed in 25 states, as of November 2, 2018. While health officials say they “don’t know” what’s causing the outbreak of polio-like symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- Cases of a polio-like condition that mainly affects children continue to rise this year in the United States, health officials say. There have been 219 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) reported in 25 states,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:'I'm Impressed By Parents' Compliance With Polio Immunisation'
[Daily Trust] The Ona of Abaji and chairman of the council of traditional rulers in the FCT, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has said he is impressed with parents' compliance in the ongoing polio immunization in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'I'm Impressed By Parents' Compliance With Polio Immunisation'
[Daily Trust] The Ona of Abaji and chairman of the council of traditional rulers in the FCT, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has said he is impressed with parents' compliance in the ongoing polio immunization in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cases of Polio-Like Condition Still Increasing: CDC Cases of a polio-like condition that mainly affects children continue to rise this year in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surgery Helps Boy Walk After Polio-Like Illness
Surgery performed by a St. Louis doctor has restored the ability to walk in a boy paralyzed by a polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), CBS News reported (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child with AFM receives one-of-a-kind surgery
A doctor in St. Louis has performed a unique operation on a young boy with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare, polio-like condition found most often in children. He's 8 now, but was 7 when he had surgery. Adriana Diaz talked with Dr. Amy Moore and with her patient, Brandon Noblitt, about the surgery that allowed him to walk again. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation; 80 confirmed
There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery allows child with polio-like illness to walk again
Nerve transfer surgery helps heal a young patient with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition found most often in children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with AFM to walk again
One doctor uses nerve transfer surgery to heal a young patient with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition found most often in children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio - Who Urges FCT Traditional Rulers On Awareness
[Daily Trust] The FCT coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Furera Zakari, has called on traditional rulers in the area councils to enlighten their subjects to present their children for vaccination during immunisation exercises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Who Urges FCT Traditional Rulers On Awareness
[Daily Trust] The FCT coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Furera Zakari, has called on traditional rulers in the area councils to enlighten their subjects to present their children for vaccination during immunisation exercises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotary Club of Ogudu Vaccinates Children in Lagos Community Against Polio
[Guardian] As part of efforts to ensure Nigeria is declared polio free, Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA at the weekend vaccinated over 200 children in Ogudu community, Lagos State against the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Club of Ogudu Vaccinates Children in Lagos Community Against Polio
[Guardian] As part of efforts to ensure Nigeria is declared polio free, Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA at the weekend vaccinated over 200 children in Ogudu community, Lagos State against the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two boys, 4 and 7, with mysterious polio-like illness reveal devastating impact the virus has left
The families of Camdyn Carr, four, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Sebastian Bottomley, of York, Pennsylvania, are revealing the long-lasting effects AFM has left on their children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cases of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Continue to Rise. And Experts Are Frustrated Over a Lack of Answers
A rare, polio-like illness continues to spread across the United States, puzzling and concerning health officials who are investigating the mysterious condition. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of 72 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 24 states, including clusters in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Colorado. Ninety percent of confirmed diagnoses were in children younger than 18, according to the CDC. The agency is investigating another 119 patients in connection with the disease, which causes symptoms including sudden arm and leg weakness, loss of musc...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Polio Day
[Foroyaa] On 24 October, the World Health Organization will join millions of people around the world to observe World Polio Day to galvanize support to end polio, an incurable but completely vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in a few places around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Polio Day
[Foroyaa] On 24 October, the World Health Organization will join millions of people around the world to observe World Polio Day to galvanize support to end polio, an incurable but completely vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in a few places around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:World Failing in Efforts to Stop Polio
[CAJ News] Dakar -THE emergence of polio in a number of countries has raised doubts over prospects of eliminating the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: World Failing in Efforts to Stop Polio
[CAJ News] Dakar -THE emergence of polio in a number of countries has raised doubts over prospects of eliminating the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Why Eradicating Polio Everywhere Has Been So Hard to Crack
[The Conversation Africa] Polio is a disease that struck fear into the hearts of parents just a generation ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Eradicating Polio Everywhere Has Been So Hard to Crack
[The Conversation Africa] Polio is a disease that struck fear into the hearts of parents just a generation ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No evidence of polio type- 2 virus strain: Bio-med
However last week the Ghaziabad district court granted bail to Mr Garg on the grounds that the arrests made under the FIR by drug inspectors were unlawful. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Families share devastating impact of polio-like illness
A rare but potentially paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has parents on alert. There are now 72 confirmed cases in 24 states. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook takes a look at the impact it's had on two families. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Families share devastating impact of rare polio-like illness
Acute flaccid myelitis has ravaged Camdyn Carr's body, and he has a tube to help him breathe, with only slight movement in one hand and one foot (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another 10 cases of polio-like disease confirmed
The update brings the total number of cases of acute flaccid myelitis to 72, up from 62 earlier this month, mostly in kids under 18. However, health officials still do not know what is driving the outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC confirms 10 new cases of rare polio-like neurological condition
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday it has confirmed 10 more cases of an extremely rare, polio-like condition, across 24 states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC's handling of the polio-like illness outbreak has been criticized by its own advisers
At least 72 cases in 22 states in the US of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been diagnosed this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Attain Polio-Free Status in 2019 - NPHCDA
[Premium Times] The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Attain Polio-Free Status in 2019 - NPHCDA
[Premium Times] The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WATCH: 72 confirmed cases of rare, polio-like AFM in 24 states: CDC
The illness mostly affects children and the outbreak is believed to be linked to several viruses. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Polio-like disease striking down dozens of children is NOT transmissable between humans
Dr Robert Redfield said acute flaccid myelitis is the CDC's priority right now. This year, at least 72 children in 22 states have been diagnosed with AFM which causes sudden paralysis at random. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news