Acute Flaccid Myelitis does not seem to stop its spreading in the United States area. According to the latest data released by Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department has seen 80 confirmed cases of this Polio-like illness. This illness, noted for the symptoms that resemble those of Polio, is targeting kids, making the impacts long-term and tougher management. The biggest problem here is that the Center for Disease Control does not have the clearest idea about dealing with one of the most dangerous outbreaks to affect children in the recent times.
Making things even worse, there are more than 200 cases of unconfirmed AFM. It is likely that the numbers would increase on the coming days. In the last week itself, 20 more unconfirmed cases and 8 more confirmed cases of AFM have been added to the list, hinting that the disease is spreading like never before. Another issue here is that CDC has not been able to identify the states from where the reports have emerged. There is no specific data that shows which states are affected by this illness. This has created a situation where all children will have to take precaution.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a polio-like illness, considering that the symptoms are quite similar. Children who are diagnosed with AFM show symptoms like slurred speech, muscle weakness and impacts on spinal cord. This is because AFM has the most notable impact on the nervous system of the child, causing bigger issues in the long run. Researchers are still trying to find the root cause of the disease so that the right medicinal practices can be developed to treat and prevent the infection. Although the disease has been present in the ecosystem for some years, it was seen very rarely until now.