The CDC has identified 80 confirmed cases of Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) among 219 reports in 2018, officials said.
Despite an increase in cases since 2014, AFM remains a very rare condition, the CDC said.
“We do not yet know the long-term effects of AFM,” the CDC said.
“We know that some patients diagnosed with AFM have recovered quickly, and some continue to have paralysis and require ongoing care.”
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