Paralyzing illnes in US kids due to AFM

The US officials were alarmed at the rate of increase in paralyzing among the kids. The cause was identified as AFM or Acute Flaccid Myelitis. Many other countries like Canada, Britain, FRance and Norway have also reported to have identified victims of the disease. More than 550 Americans are affected by the disease. 90% are children who are 4, 5 and 6 years old.

AFM is caused by the enterovirus called EV – D68. Entero viruses are large family of viruses that attack central nervous system like the polio.


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