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Number Of Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness In Children Climbs To Record High, Well Above Previous Years

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
What's more, CDC officials say many children have lasting paralysis, and close to half the kids diagnosed with it this year were admitted to hospital intensive care units. In other public health news: CRISPR and gene editing ethics; screen time for kids; telemedicine; suicide; and...
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Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

Dec 11, 2018 , CNN Health
With 24 newly confirmed cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis announced Monday, 2018 has become a record year for the illness....
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CDC Says Cases Of Mysterious, Polio-Like Illness Are Expected To Decline For Remainder Of 2018

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A new task force is starting to understand the underlying cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, which appears to be following the same patterns as past years when cases have spiked in the fall....
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Many Cases of Polio-Like Illness in Kids May Be Misdiagnosed

Dec 05, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Cases of Polio-Like Illness in Kids May Be MisdiagnosedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2018 12:00:00...
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CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked

Dec 05, 2018 , WebMD
As of Nov. 30, there had been 134 cases of AFM confirmed in 33 states out of 299 cases reported to the CDC. This is an increase of 18 confirmed cases from the previous week, but most of the latest confirmed cases occurred in September and...
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Polio-like illness AFM 'appears to have peaked' in US for the year

Dec 04, 2018 , CNN Health
The number of cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis "appears to have peaked" for 2018, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday....
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Distinguishing Child Polio-Like Illness From Similar Diseases

Dec 01, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins researchers have analyzed patient data from 45 cases of what they thought was acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like outbreak occurring in U.S. children, and realized that only 75% of diagnosed cases were AFM. The researchers say they hope that clearer diagnostic criteria identi......
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Polio-Like Illness in Kids Often Misdiagnosed?

Dec 01, 2018 , WebMD
Some children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) actually have some other neurological disorder, a new study...
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What Do We Know About The Polio-Like Acute Flaccid Myelitis?

Dec 01, 2018 , Forbes
We still don't know much about the mysterious polio-resembling illness that flares up every two years, but a new study brings us one step...
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Polio-like disease sparks new sense of urgency

Dec 01, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Back in 2014, as Dr. Riley Bove's family was just getting over a respiratory virus, her 4-year-old son suddenly developed some very scary symptoms. "He woke up with a paralyzed arm, neck and shoulder," said Bove, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. "I got him right into care. Over the course of the next eight days he continued to get worse and was eventually paralyzed from the face down to his toes."...
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CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Polio-Like Condition

Nov 29, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Polio-Like ConditionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00...
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CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like illness this year

Nov 27, 2018 , CNBC Health
A total of 286 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been reported to the CDC this...
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Cases of rare, polio-like condition in U.S. highest since 2016

Nov 27, 2018 , Reuters
A rare, polio-like condition has sickened 116 people in the United States so far this year, the highest number of cases since 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday....
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CDC Creates Task Force to Track Polio-Like Disease

Nov 23, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: CDC Creates Task Force to Track Polio-Like DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2018 12:00:00...
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CDC escalates response to polio-like illness AFM

Nov 21, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has escalated its response to the illness that's struck children in 29 states, increasing the number of disease detectives in its Atlanta headquarters from two to 16, according to a CDC official close to the investigation....
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More US children confirmed with paralyzing polio-like illness AFM

Nov 20, 2018 , CNN Health
More children have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like paralyzing illness, according to numbers released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis Spreads to 90 Confirmed Cases in 27 States

Nov 16, 2018 , RxList
The number of US children with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) continues to grow, and federal health officials still do not know what's triggering the polio-like paralysis characterized by sudden weakness or loss of muscle tone in the arms or...
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Rise In Polio-Like Illnesses In Kids Comes At A Time When States’ Public Health Systems Are Already Stretched

Nov 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"Insufficient funding has hampered the ability of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health departments to keep pace with the new and continuing threats to the health of the American people and to fully fund prevention initiatives,” according to the Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based research organization. In other public health news: the flu, salmonella, suicide, Ebola, ticks, genetic testing, and...
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CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Polio-Like Illness Rise in Kids

Nov 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Polio-Like Illness Rise in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00...
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Cause Of Polio-Like Illness In Children Continues To Stump Experts Even As Dozens Of More Cases Emerge

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“What we do know is that these patients had fever and respiratory symptoms three to 10 days before their limb weakness," CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said. "And we know that it’s the season where lots of people have fever and respiratory symptoms. What we need to sort out is what is the trigger for the [acute flaccid...
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