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More than 200 people, mostly young kids, developed the polio-like condition known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018, federal health officials report.
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That makes last year the worst year on record for the condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in its latest update. More cases may be reported for 2018 because it can take several weeks for the CDC to confirm a suspected case.
But the CDC still doesn’t have a prime suspect, saying several different viruses have been associated with the symptoms.
“So far in 2018, there are 201 confirmed cases of AFM in 40 states,” the CDC said in its update. Another 163 suspected cases are being investigated.
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