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New AFM Report

Vital Signs AFM report - July 2019

New CDC Vital Signs report focuses on the 2018 AFM outbreak in the U.S.

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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
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Get updates on CDC's investigation of acute flaccid myelitis.

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Learn about CDC's updated speciment and reportins guidelines for acute flaccid myelitis.

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