Acute Flaccid Myelitis In Arkansas Update

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The Arkansas Department of Health received an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the weekend on the five suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Arkansas. Of the suspected cases this year, three are now confirmed cases, while the other two have been determined to not be cases. These cases are part of the CDC’s nation-wide investigation of AFM.

Of the three confirmed cases, two are from the *Northwest region of the state, and one is from the Central region of the state. All of the confirmed cases were children under the age of 18. AFM is a rare condition that primarily affects children and does not have a known cause.   MORE

 

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