Hawaii health officials said Thursday the state has yet to confirm a case of acute flaccid myelitis – a polio-like illness that’s infected dozens of people, most frequently children, across the nation.
The CDC says AFM is diagnosed by examining a patient’s nervous system in combination with reviewing pictures of the spinal cord, and the muscles and reflexes in the body become weak.
The Washington Department of Heath says all the children are 6 or younger.
All cases are among infants and children under age six who all reportedly had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week prior to developing symptoms of AFM.
The children live in King, Pierce, Lewis, Snohomish and Skagit counties.
Possible causes of AFM include viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NYSDOH reports suspect cases of AFM due to EV-D68 to CDC for further investigation, and no cases have been confirmed in New York State in 2018 thus far.
A rare disease similar to polio appears to be spiking.
“It is sudden onset of weakness in an arm, leg, face or the muscles that help us swallow and we use to speak”, Dr. Amaran Moodley told ABC News.
UH said both patients have been discharged, but the Ohio Department of Health and the CC are continuing to monitor the illness.
Between August 2014 and August 2018, the CDC received information on a total of 362 confirmed cases of AFM nationwide.
“Surveillance has shown us that AFM cases generally peak in the months of September and October”, the Nevada state health department said in a bulletin sent to healthcare providers in August.
The disease is not new but the cause remains unknown. Staying update on recommended immunizations is also important to avoiding vaccine preventable illnesses. In addition to the pair of cases at CHOP, three cases are also being treated in Pittsburgh, 6ABC reported.
“We do not yet know the long-term effects of AFM”, a CDC report said.
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