'He Couldn't Use His Arms At All': Spotting The Signs Of AFM In ChildrenAs some children head back to school, there's another virus to watch out for.
This Year's First Confirmed Case Of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reaches MinnesotaMinnesota has its first confirmed case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, also known as AFM. Although anyone can get it, AFM is typically found in children. A rare but serious condition, AFM affects the nervous system and can cause sudden paralysis in kids.
Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery In Paralyzing Condition Affecting Minn. ChildrenResearchers believe that they have identified the origin behind a polio-like illness that has been affecting Minnesota children.
MDH: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In MinnesotaState health officials are investigating another case of a rare illness in a child in Minnesota. There are now seven cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM. All the kids live in the metro, are under the age of 10 and had a virus before being diagnosed. Its symptoms are similar to polio.