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CDC: Polio-like Illness in Kids May Be On Its Way

Jul 10, 2019 , WebMD
The largest recorded outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) occurred last year, with the illness debilitating 233 people in 41 states across the nation, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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Facial Expressions Are Crucial To Human Interactions, But Botox And Cosmetic Surgery May Disrupt All That

Apr 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“People these days are constantly rearranging their facial appearance in ways that prevent engaging in facial mimicry, having no idea how much we use our faces to coordinate and manage social interactions,” said Paula Niedenthal, a professor of psychology. In other public health news: medicine's racist past, a polio-like illness, and groundbreaking heart surgery....
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NIH Official: Polio-Like Illness on the Rise

Apr 04, 2019 , WebMD
More than 550 Americans have been diagnosed with the mysterious, paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) this decade. More than 90 percent were children, most around 4, 5 or 6 years...
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Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

Feb 07, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2019 12:00:00...
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Outbreak Of Paralyzing Disease Linked To Non-Polio Enterovirus

Jan 24, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has identified a polio-like virus as a potential cause of an outbreak of a disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a crippling condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis usually among children. At th......
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Spike in reports of polio-like illness in UK sparks investigation

Dec 21, 2018 , CNN Health
Public health officials in the United Kingdom are investigating a sudden unexplained increase in the number of cases of a polio-like condition that can cause weakness or paralysis and largely affects children....
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'Experience to Share': Facebook Page Helps Families Hit by Polio-Like Illness

Dec 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: 'Experience to Share': Facebook Page Helps Families Hit by Polio-Like IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Number Of Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness In Children Climbs To Record High, Well Above Previous Years

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
What's more, CDC officials say many children have lasting paralysis, and close to half the kids diagnosed with it this year were admitted to hospital intensive care units. In other public health news: CRISPR and gene editing ethics; screen time for kids; telemedicine; suicide; and...
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Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

Dec 11, 2018 , CNN Health
With 24 newly confirmed cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis announced Monday, 2018 has become a record year for the illness....
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CDC Says Cases Of Mysterious, Polio-Like Illness Are Expected To Decline For Remainder Of 2018

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A new task force is starting to understand the underlying cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, which appears to be following the same patterns as past years when cases have spiked in the fall....
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Many Cases of Polio-Like Illness in Kids May Be Misdiagnosed

Dec 05, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Cases of Polio-Like Illness in Kids May Be MisdiagnosedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2018 12:00:00...
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CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked

Dec 05, 2018 , WebMD
As of Nov. 30, there had been 134 cases of AFM confirmed in 33 states out of 299 cases reported to the CDC. This is an increase of 18 confirmed cases from the previous week, but most of the latest confirmed cases occurred in September and...
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Polio-like illness AFM 'appears to have peaked' in US for the year

Dec 04, 2018 , CNN Health
The number of cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis "appears to have peaked" for 2018, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday....
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Distinguishing Child Polio-Like Illness From Similar Diseases

Dec 01, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins researchers have analyzed patient data from 45 cases of what they thought was acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like outbreak occurring in U.S. children, and realized that only 75% of diagnosed cases were AFM. The researchers say they hope that clearer diagnostic criteria identi......
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Polio-Like Illness in Kids Often Misdiagnosed?

Dec 01, 2018 , WebMD
Some children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) actually have some other neurological disorder, a new study...
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What Do We Know About The Polio-Like Acute Flaccid Myelitis?

Dec 01, 2018 , Forbes
We still don't know much about the mysterious polio-resembling illness that flares up every two years, but a new study brings us one step...
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Polio-like disease sparks new sense of urgency

Dec 01, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Back in 2014, as Dr. Riley Bove's family was just getting over a respiratory virus, her 4-year-old son suddenly developed some very scary symptoms. "He woke up with a paralyzed arm, neck and shoulder," said Bove, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. "I got him right into care. Over the course of the next eight days he continued to get worse and was eventually paralyzed from the face down to his toes."...
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CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Polio-Like Condition

Nov 29, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Polio-Like ConditionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00...
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CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like illness this year

Nov 27, 2018 , CNBC Health
A total of 286 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been reported to the CDC this...
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Cases of rare, polio-like condition in U.S. highest since 2016

Nov 27, 2018 , Reuters
A rare, polio-like condition has sickened 116 people in the United States so far this year, the highest number of cases since 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday....
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