MIAMI. – Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare disease causing paralysis in children, this year has hit 90 children in 27 countries, today warned of the Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDCs).
According to vanguardia.com, in the vast majority of cases, until the last week, this mysterious condition that attacks the nervous system and causes muscle weakness affects children between the ages of 2 and 8, was confirmed.
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Similarly, the CDC details it The report also has approximately 162 patients which could suffer from this evil, the cause of which has not yet been clarified.
Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a press conference today that there are no deaths this year.
According to the report, 99% of AFM-infected children were infected with the virushave fever, cough, congestion, vomiting or diarrhea. To date, any link to diseases such as poliomyelitis or West Nile virus with similar symptoms has been excluded.
In the United States, 2014 and 2016, flare-ups of acute pulmonary myelitis have been reported, so the authorities estimate that the disease would be a two-year-old behavioral pattern.
The disease can paralyze minor limbs, change the respiratory system, cause muscle weakness, Difficulty to talk with your eyes and swallow.