CDC Expects 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis Infographic

Infographic showing the signs and symptoms of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Look out for AFM signs and symptoms

Limb weakness and paralysis – The most common symptom of AFM

Some people may experience: 

  • Recent or current respiratory illness
  • Fever
  • Pain or numbness in the limb(s)
  • Gait difficulty
  • Headache
  • Back or neck pain
  • Difficulty talking or swallowing
  • Neck or facial weakness

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Source: MMWR, August 2020