CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Kids
Title: CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
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Now 62 Cases Of Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What Is Going On?
Here is the latest from the CDC about this " polio-like " disease that can can leave kids suddenly paralyzed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Paralyzing polio-like illness affecting mainly children is confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
Federal health officials are worried about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs, with 127 confirmed or suspected cases reported as of Tuesday.Of those, 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have been confirmed in 22 states,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

WATCH: Polio-like illness affecting dozens in US: CDC
There are 62 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis; the average age of the patients is 4 years old. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
Federal health officials are investigating an increase in confirmed and possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More Kids
The CDC on Tuesday reported 127 cases of a rare but devastating polio-like virus, partially paralyzing hundreds of children in 22 states. It’s the third wave of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) to hit the United States since 2014. (Source: WebMD Health)
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Spike in cases of polio-like illness
The CDC says it's confirmed 62 cases of a polio-like ilness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, so far this year. Over 90 percent of cases are in children. Tom Hanson reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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62 cases of AFM, the polio-like illness, confirmed across 22 states: CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated reported AFM cases. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC confirms spike in cases of polio-like illness
The majority of cases are in children with an average age of just 4 years old (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 states. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing hundreds of children. There have been 127 cases reported in 22 states so far this year, with 62... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Number of Cases of Polio-Like Virus Spike in US Kids, CDC Says Number of Cases of Polio-Like Virus Spike in US Kids, CDC Says
Despite extensive investigation, no cause for the cases of acute flaccid myelitis has been identified.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

2 Cases Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts has a confirmed two cases of a polio-like illness that is being reported across the country. The Department of Public Health told WBZ-TV Tuesday there are two cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the state and four more suspected cases are being investigated. Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Fact Sheet Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it focuses on “the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, and the muscles and reflexes in the body become weak.” The CDC...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Acute Flaccid Myelitis AFM Polio Source Type: news

Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
Federal health officials are investigating an increase in confirmed and possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena Sun Source Type: news

Spike in paralyzing, polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says
More than 120 confirmed or possible cases of a mysterious and rare condition have been documented so far this year, mostly since August, a top federal health official said Tuesday. Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs. The number of cases has surged since 2014, baffling health officials. [ …] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts has a confirmed case of a polio-like illness that is being reported across the country. The Department of Public Health told WBZ-TV Tuesday there is one case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the state and five more possible cases are being investigated. Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Fact Sheet Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it focuses on “the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, and the muscles and reflexes in the body become weak.” The CDC said th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Acute Flaccid Myelitis AFM Polio Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Kids
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing hundreds of children. There have been 127 cases reported in 22 states so far this year, with 62... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explained: The polio-like disease striking down kids across the US as more cases emerge 
So far, 38 children in 16 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis. Health officials have been unable to determine the specific virus it is linked to - or how to treat symptons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young survivor of rare polio-like illness now thriving
Lydia Pilarowski had a fever and cough that developed into intense pain, she had unusual weakness, and she couldn't move her left arm. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio-like Virus in Children Causing Concern
Around US (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Polio: Environmental monitoring will be key as world reaches global eradication
(University of Michigan) Robust environmental monitoring should be used as the world approaches global eradication of polio, say University of Michigan researchers who recently studied the epidemiology of the 2013 silent polio outbreak in Rahat, Israel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

My son was finally diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, now I need more answers
The recently named disease can mimic the symptoms of polio. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: More than 3 dozen cases of rare disease confirmed in New York
Acute flaccid myelitis, which has polio-like symptoms, can affect the spinal cord and can cause partial paralysis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Polio-like Virus in Children Causing Concern Around US Polio-like Virus in Children Causing Concern Around US
The CDC has confirmed 38 cases, but health officials are reporting an increasing number of suspected cases around the country.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WATCH: Polio-like illness afflicting kids in clusters
"GMA" breaks down what to know about the recent reports of multiple sporadic, clinically-diagnosed cases of acute flaccid myelitis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Two more children are diagnosed with mysterious polio-like disease in Chicago
Two children in Chicago are among the 38 children with a rare disease known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). One of them is two-year-old Julia Payne, who has been in the hospital for several weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some kids with rare, polio-like virus try new treatment
There is no specific treatment for acute flaccid myelitis ​, or AFM, but surgeons are working on a new therapy to help patients regain movement (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery helps some with rare, polio-like illness
Cases of paralysis in children from rare illness called acute flaccid myelitis have been reported in several states, but a new procedure is helping some patients regain movement. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Nine recent cases of a rare, polio-like disorder in children are being investigated in Illinois, health officials said yesterday. All the patients with the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), are younger than... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Illinois, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness in children
The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating nine recent cases of acute flaccid myelitis, also called AFM, according to a statement Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 5, makes remarkable recovery from mysterious polio-like disease striking clusters of US kids
Elizabeth Storrie, five, is one of three children in Texas and 38 across the US to develop acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disorder that mostly strikes children, causing temporary paralysis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The persistence of polio
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: books Source Type: news

Girl, 5, makes remarkable recovery from mysterious polio-like disease striking clusters of US kids
Elizabeth Storrie, five, is one of three children in Texas and 38 across the US to develop acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disorder that mostly strikes children, causing temporary paralysis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illinois, Colorado report cases of polio-like illness in children
The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating nine recent cases of acute flaccid myelitis, also called AFM, according to a statement Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 new cases of rare polio-like illness emerge
The rare, poorly understood polio-like illness is thought to attack the body's nervous system (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Rare polio-like illness strikes at least 6 children in Minnesota
Doctors believe the disease to be acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, which affects the body's nervous system and can cause paralysis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Three new cases of rare polio-like illness emerge
The rare, poorly understood polio-like illness is thought to attack the body's nervous system (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- A rare, polio-like condition in children is on the rise again in the United States, with 38 confirmed cases in 16 states so far this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The condition, acute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Polio-Like Condition in Kids on Rise Again in U.S.
The condition, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), was first identified in 2014, when there were 120 cases, NBC News reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Power of MDs' Touch; Polio-Like Disease Returns; Global Mental Warming
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
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Niger:Three Cases of Polio Detected in Niger
[Vanguard] Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Three Cases of Polio Detected in Niger
[Vanguard] Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in U.S. A rare, polio-like condition in children is on the rise again in the United States, with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WATCH: 6 children in Minnesota diagnosed with rare, polio-like disease
The condition attacks the nervous system and has doctors scrambling for answers. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

A toddler couldn ’t move his arm. Doctors discovered a polio-like condition.
Elaine Young, whose 3-year-old son was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis over the summer, said it was “isolating and scary.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

A toddler couldn’t move his arm. Doctors discovered a polio-like condition.
Elaine Young, whose 3-year-old son was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis over the summer, said it was “isolating and scary.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Her child battled a rare, polio-like disorder. Now she wants others to know ‘they’re not alone.’
Elaine Young, whose son was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis over the summer, said it was “isolating and scary” and now she wants other parents to know "they’re not alone." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Unusual number of Minnesota children diagnosed with rare acute flaccid myelitis
Health investigators are trying to figure out how some Minnesota children contracted a rare illness with polio-like symptoms. At least six children in Minnesota have been diagnosed and hospitalized with acute flaccid myelitis since Sept. 20. Jamie Yuccas spoke to one affected family. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news