CDC Telebriefing: Update on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in the U.S.
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the United States. AFM is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system and causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. There are a variety of possible causes of AFM, including viruses, environmental toxins, and genetic disorders.
Nancy Messonnier, MD (CAPT, USPHS, RET) – Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
Manisha Patel, MD, MS, Acute Flaccid Myelitis Team Lead, Division of Viral Diseases, CDC
Steve Oberste, PhD, Branch Chief, Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory, Division of Viral Diseases, CDC
12:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
PASSCODE: CDC Media
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A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.
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