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Mysterious paralysis-causing syndrome appears to be on the rise – CDC

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 Cinnamon    28,893

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a dangerous health condition, acute flaccid myelitis, which appears to be on the rise with 50 new cases. The illness can cause temporary or permanent paralysis in severe cases.

“We continue to receive reports of sporadic cases of Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). From January 1 to August 31, 2016, a total of 50 people in 24 states across the country were confirmed to have AFM,” said the CDC on Monday. “AFM is a rare illness that anyone can get. It affects a person’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. AFM can result from a variety of causes, including viral infections.”

AFM causes damage that can result in temporary or permanent paralysis in severe cases. The CDC said the syndrome has a variety of causes, including enterovirus D68.



I'm sure they'll be coming up with a vaccination for this one soon enough!  How do these diseases get started after they are all but defunct for years and years? And how do they appear hundreds and hundreds of miles away from each other with the same genetic markers?  Yes, people travel, but some of this stuff is just not feasible, the way they say it's happening.  This is rare and anyone can get it... gee I feel so much safer now. 

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