Acute Flaccid #Myelitis #Cluster (JAMA, summary)

[Source: JAMA, full page: (LINK). Summary, edited.]

News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / June 11, 2019

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cluster

Bridget Kuehn, MSJ

JAMA. 2019;321(22):2156. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.7349



A cluster of 6 cases of acute flaccid myelitis paralysis (AFM) in children was reported in Minnesota in the fall of 2018, according to a CDC report. It was the largest cluster reported in the state to date and part of an uptick in cases across the country.


Keywords: AFM; AFP; USA; Minnesota.


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