How to Spot Symptoms of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Your Child Infographic

Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system.

How to Spot Symptoms of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Your Child infographic

AFM Infographic (Text Version)

How to spot symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis in your child

Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system.

Symptoms of AFM

[Illustrations of 4 physical symptoms]

Difficulty moving the eyes or drooping eyelids

Facial droop or weakness

Difficulty with swallowing or slurred speech

Sudden arm or leg weakness

Nervous System

[illustration of parts of human body affected: brain, spinal cord, nerves]

Seek medical care right away if your child has any of these symptoms.

www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis

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