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CDC confirms first case of AFM reported in Louisiana in 2018


For the first time in 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm a case of acute acute inflammation (AFM) in the state of Louisiana. The rare condition is described as "polio-like patients" by medical experts, TV reports from the WAFB.


  • A rare condition, especially in children
  • Engine dysfunction, prolonged or even permanent paralysis
  • Symptoms: Weakness and muscle loss and reflexes in the arms or legs, face droppings or weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing and severe speech

Related: Acute Flicid Myelitis (AFM): What It Is And What To Know About It

The latest map, published on Monday, November 26, shows approved cases of AFM by the state as of November 23, 2018. The CDC releases an updated map showing confirmed cases every Monday on their website.

There are currently 116 approved AFM cases across the United States this year.

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