CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Outbreak Among Kids This Season

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Published on August 6, 2020 - Duration: 00:36s

CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Outbreak Among Kids This Season

Federal health officials are asking parents and health care workers to be on the lookout.

We should be looking for symptoms of a mysterious paralyzing illness among children.

This is ahead of an anticipated seasonal outbreak over the next several months, says HuffPost.

The polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, tends to peak every other year in the U.S. The last surge in cases was in 2018 when a record 238 cases were reported in 42 states.

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