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- CDC is actively investigating an increase in the number of people, mostly children, with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition that causes sudden arm or leg weakness.
- CDC has recently updated the interim AFM clinical management considerations based on input from experts.
- To help the AFM investigation, healthcare providers should send information pdf icon[PDF-443KB] about suspected cases to their state or local health department, regardless of any laboratory or MRI results.
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