A disease that causes partial paralysis in children has impacted nine people in IL, the Department of Health announced. As of now there has been 10 cases of AFM reported in Northern Illinois.
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The CDC began tracking the cases in 2014 after seeing an uptick in the number of cases. "Since 2015, four cases reviewed by CDC experts have been counted in IL", the IDHP stated.
Authorities say they have no confirmed cases of the nervous system condition called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in NY.
The increase in AFM cases has coincided with a national outbreak of sever respiratory illnesses caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a non-polio virus, according to the report. AFM has been compared to polio because the condition can lead to paralysis. So far this year, cases have been reported in 16 states.