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Outbreak of Acute Flaccid Myelitis – 10-17-18

The CDC is investigating a large surge in reported cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) for 2018 and reported 62 confirmed cases in 22 states through October 16, 2018. These 62 confirmed cases are part of a larger group of 127 reported cases that the CDC has received notice on and is investigating, along with state and local health departments and hospitals.  The CDC has decided to include in its releases, the number of reported patient cases under investigation (PUIs), as well as confirmed cases, so that health care providers, health care agencies, federal, state and local officials, and the general population will be aware of the current outbreak situation. This is a large uptick in cases compared to last year (2017) which reported a total of 33 cases in 16 states.

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For more information see: https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/about-afm.html or  https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/