Clinicians & Health Departments

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

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2020 Vital Signs Report
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Recognize Symptoms. Hospitalize Immediately.
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Specimen Collection Instructions
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Instructions for Clinicians and Health Departments
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.
FAQs and Additional Resources
Page last reviewed: August 16, 2022