The mystery behind the polio-like disease sprouting up across the U.S.

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The CDC has been investigating hundreds of possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis in multiple states.

The CDC has been investigating at least 386 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis dating back to 2014, and recently confirmed 62 cases in 22 states this year.

Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said this “dramatic” and serious disease is causing a lot of concern nationwide. Of the confirmed cases, 90 percent are children. The average age is 4 years old.
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