Monday, 22 October, 2018

Five Washington children hospitalized with sudden paralysis

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The CDC must review case information to confirm the cases under observation in Pittsburgh, a process which could take a few weeks, Scarpino said. The children are residents of King County, Pierce County, Lewis County and Snohomish County.

AFM is a weakening of the nerves that causes partial paralysis in children.

"We've been vigilant", Sanford Health Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Clifford Mauriello said.

"Isolation protocols and infection control procedures are in place, and we are working with the CDC and the Allegheny County Health Department to further monitor and evaluate the patient conditions", Kunicky said.

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The Washington State Department of Health is working with Centers for Disease Control experts to determine if the cases are acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

AFM typically affects young children and creates polio-like symptoms.

Doctors now don't know a lot about how AFM spreads. Some people with AFM may be unable to urinate.

"But just because you catch the virus from somebody that developed AFM, doesn't mean that you will also develop AFM", Dr. Meade explained. The illnesses are described as having "polio-like symptoms".

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A 2-year-old girl from Batavia is facing a long, hard recovery after contracting a rare polio-like disease that has been reported in children across the United States.

CDC specialists will make the final call on whether these cases are in fact AFM.

There was a national uptick in AFM cases in 2014. Three cases were reported in 2017, and one other case was reported in Washington since the beginning of 2018. They recommend as prevention regular hand-washing and avoiding mosquito bites.

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