Record Number of Cases of Polio-like Illness AFM Confirmed

THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED instances of a secretive, polio-like sickness has hit a record high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

So far this year, 158 instances of intense flabby myelitis, or AFM, have been affirmed – an expansion of 24 cases from a week ago, the CDC said in its week by week refresh on the episode. Individuals in 36 states over the U.S. are presently wiped out with the disease, which happens for the most part in youngsters and influences the sensory system, prompting trouble breathing, slurred discourse and, in genuine cases, loss of motion.

The present count of affirmed cases currently surpasses that of 2016, when 149 individuals were affirmed to have the disease.