For the first time in 2018, Centers & # 39; Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed case & # 39; flakcid acute myelitis (AFM) in the state & # 39; Louisiana. The rare condition was described as "disease similar to polio" by medical experts, the WAFB TV reports.
MYULITIS FLUĊIDU ACUTE (AFM)
- a rare condition, most in children
- Disturbing motor functions, extended or even permanent paralysis
- Symptoms: weakness and loss of & # 39; muscle tone and reflexes in arms or legs, facial weakness or weakness, difficulty passing the eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing & # 39;
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The latest map, which was released Monday 26 & # 39; in November, shows confirmed cases & # 39; AFM according to the state by 23 & # 39; November 2018. The CDC release updated map showing confirmed cases every Saturday & # 39; Monday on their website.
Now there have been 116 confirmed cases of & # 39; AFM across the United States this year.