2018: Worst year for AFM.

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2018 was the worst year on record when it comes to confirmed cases of a polio-like illness. The CDC has announced there were 193 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis in 39 states, including Michigan. A total of 349 cases are currently under investigation. Experts still do not know what causes the paralyzing condition, which has mainly affected children. No deaths have been reported.