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Polio-Like illness cases have peaked for year

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Published: Dec. 3, 2018 at 10:51 PM EST
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it appears the number of cases of a Polio-like illness, called AFM, has peaked for the year. The CDC says there have been 134 confirmed cases in 33 states this year. That's 18 more confirmed cases than reported last week. It also says there are 165 patients under investigation for possibly having it. AFM, which stands for "acute flaccid myelitis," is found mainly in children and can lead to paralysis. There is no cure, or vaccine for the disease.

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