References & Resources

For Patients & Parents
Book cover, No Time for the Moon

“No Time For The Moon” (pdf), by Eric Arnold & Diane Roston, MD, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman

Children’s book about four kids with AFM who have big dreams. Includes a grown-up guide, Q&A, and a fun template for children to fill out about themselves.

Download the pdf or order your free copy on CDC-INFO on Demand - Publications (search “AFM”).

Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association. A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting patients and families with neuroimmune disorders, including AFM.

Graphics & Videos

Clinicians: Timing is Key for AFM

Clinicians: Timing is Key for AFM Infographic

Be Alert for Limb Weakness

In 2018, most patients with AFM were children. CDC urges doctors to be alert for cases of sudden limb weakness, especially in late summer to early fall.

Can you quickly recognize symptoms of acute flaccid
Timing Is Key for Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)
Acute Flaccid Myelitis in the United States
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Diagnosis, Management & Surveillance
Source: American Academy of Neurology
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