https://www.healthcentral.com/article/acute-flaccid-myelitis-what-to-know
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Could Your Child Get The 'New Polio'?

It starts with a cold or the flu, but acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a serious neurological condition that can lead to mobility issues and even paralysis. Though it’s rare, 223 cases were reported in the United States in 2018. Here’s what you need to know.

Cambria “Cami” Tate is still recovering from acute flaccid myelitis more than 18 months later.  Some are calling AFM the new polio.
Cambria “Cami” Tate is still recovering from acute flaccid myelitis more than 18 months later. Some are calling AFM the new polio. LaMay Axton
    Cami was only 2 1/2 when she was diagnosed with AFM -- acute flaccid myelitis -- and was partially paralyzed.
    Cami Tate was only 2 1/2 years old when she was diagnosed with AFM and was partially paralyzed.LaMay Axton
    Cami's grandmother and caretaker, LaMay Axton, recognized that something was seriously wrong with the child and took her to an emergency room.
    Cami's grandmother and caretaker, LaMay Axton, recognized that something was seriously wrong with the child and took her to an emergency room. LaMay Axton
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