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Florida confirms 1st case of polio-like illness

from WUSF-FM

Florida has confirmed its first case of acute flaccid myelitis, or "AFM" — a rare, serious illness that affects the nervous system, particularly among young children. The symptoms of AFM look like polio: muscle weakness, facial drooping, trouble swallowing or speaking. At its worst, AFM's been linked to respiratory failure. The Florida Department of Health hasn't released many details about the confirmed case — not the condition of the patient, their age or location. more


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