Data Visualization: Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)


Data Visualization: Look out for AFM signs and symptoms

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, and Neck or facial weakness.

SOURCE: MMWR, August 2020.

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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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Publication date: August 4, 2020

Page last reviewed: August 4, 2020
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