CDC Telebriefing-New Vital Signs Report – CDC reports on largest acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) outbreak: doctors should recognize symptoms early and report all suspected cases
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
In 2018, the third and largest outbreak of AFM occurred in the United States since CDC started surveillance in 2014, with 233 patients in 41 states. These outbreaks have so far followed a seasonal and biennial pattern, with increases in cases in late summer and early fall.
Anne Schuchat, M.D., CDC Principal Deputy Director
Tom Clark, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Division of Viral Diseases
Tuesday, July 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET
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