Clinicians & Health Departments

For Clinicians: Promptly recognize AFM symptoms, hospitalize the patient, collect specimens, and contact your health department immediately.

Specimen Collection Instructions
illustrations of containers for collecting different specimens for testing
Instructions for Clinicians and Health Departments
New Communication Resources
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2020 Vital Signs Report
illustrations of common symptoms of AFM
Recognize Symptoms. Hospitalize Immediately.
Read the MMWR and fact sheet.
Contact Information
  • If you are a clinician or from a health department and have a non-urgent question about AFM, email the AFM team at
  • For urgent questions about AFM, please call the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 770-488-7100.
  • Need a consult on a possible AFM case? Go to AFM Physician Consult and Support Portal.