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MA now has three cases of rare polio-like disease



Massachusetts has reported a third case of a rare polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). In the Centers for Disease Control, the number of cases nationwide is 182 (mid-October 62), including two in Massachusetts. Thirty-nine states are now affected.

AFM affects the nervous system, weakens the arm and leg muscles and may lead to permanent disability. Although it is believed to be caused by a virus, no specific virus has yet been identified as a cause.

More than 90 percent of the victims are children, but the CDC estimates that only one or two out of every one million American children suffer from the disease each year. Most patients had mild respiratory disease or fever associated with viral infection before developing AFM.

Patients whose respiratory symptoms develop into a generalized weakness and sinking of facial muscles are urged to seek medical attention immediately.

There are no details of the Massachusetts cases.

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