CDC warns of debilitating neurological condition outbreak in children amid coronavirus pandemic


Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) causes muscle weakness and paralysis

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned parents about a life-threatening neurological condition in children that could surge again this autumn.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) typically starts with a child experiencing cold-like symptoms. The neurological disease, which has symptoms similar to polio, then can escalate with no warning to cause muscle weakness and paralysis.

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Source:  Independent