Read on for a look at the illness and what you should know about it. Symptoms can include facial muscle weakness, seen as droopiness; issues moving the eyes or droopy eyelids; issues swallowing; or slurred speech.
The causes of AFM are unknown, but it can develop as a result of a viral infection.
What can cause the illness?
However, it can be hard to detect how patients actually get AFM. Most of the cases nationwide have been in children.
The condition, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), was first identified in 2014, when there were 120 cases, NBC News reported. After the 120 cases in 2014, there were 22 in 2015, 149 in 2016, and 33 past year, according to the agency.
"Even with an increase in cases since 2014, AFM remains a very rare condition".
AFM typically affects young children and creates polio-like symptoms. All of those patients were under the age of 10 and were hospitalized around the middle of September, according to an October 5 news release. Back in 2016, Washington state had 10 cases of AFM. "There have been no deaths".
"These are all children under five", said Chas DeBolt, a senior epidemiologist for vaccine-preventable disease at the Department of Health. The majority were in the Denver metropolitan area, she added.
"There's a sudden onset of weakness in the arm, leg, face, or the muscles that help us swallow and that we use to speak", says Dr. Amaran Moodley from the Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Disease investigators think this was linked to an outbreak of a respiratory illness in children that was caused by a virus known as enterovirus D 68.
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But eventually the high rates worry stock investors, as higher rates tend to increase borrowing costs and cut into profit margins. Higher rates can slow economic growth, erode corporate profits and make investors less willing to pay high prices for stocks.
Chinese authorities deny that the internment camps exist but say petty criminals are sent to vocational "training centres". Unrest between Uighurs and members of the ethnic Han Chinese majority has seen hundreds killed in recent years.
Khashoggi was last seen on October 2 entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. The issue threatened the strong relationship the Trump administration has constructed with Mohammed Bin Salman .
Defense and stamina stats will also be rebalanced, allowing Pokemon with high defense to better outlast attacks. Soon, this game will get fourth-generation Pokemon, as well as various minor tweaks and improvements.
The S&P 500 index hasn't suffered a five-day losing streak since November 2016, just before the USA presidential election. USA stock exchanges recorded biggest losses in 8 months as rising interest rates made investors flee risky stocks.
Being a leading provider of these services, Grab serves customers in around 235 cities across eight Southeast Asian countries. To improve map creation and quality, Grab plans to tap into the power of Microsoft's machine learning capabilities.
It struck the island of New Britain this morning, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there is now a threat of a tsunami. Memorials will be constructed in hard-hit neighbourhoods such as Balaroa and Petobo, he said. "People are traumatized.
In all started with the launch of Huawei P20 Pro in March, which featured three cameras on the back and four in total. The picture also shows the phone will come with a squircle-shaped fingerprint scanner which sits in the middle.
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Russian and US space officials said that the crew is heading for an emergency landing in Kazakhstan at an unspecified time. Russian and USA space officials said the crew made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan at an unspecified time.
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Hurricane Michael Weakens to Category 1 Storm
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Pokemon Go Reveals How to Catch Meltan
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HPV Vaccine Approved For Adults Up To 45
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