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CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Polio-Like Paralysis

This year is on track to be a busy one for cases of the little-understood syndrome

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    At least 116 people, mostly children, have been confirmed with the polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis, federal health officials said Monday.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is investigating 286 cases of AFM, which puts 2018 on track to be a busy year for cases of the little-understood syndrome, NBC News reported.

    “So far in 2018, there are 116 confirmed cases of AFM in 31 states,” the CDC said in its latest update.