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A case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis has been confirmed in Alabama

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports

ALABAMA — A report from the Alabama Department of Public health is confirming that a case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis has occurred in the state, according to WIAT.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis is described, by WIAT, as a rare and serious condition that can lead to paralysis.  There have been comparisons made between it and polio with nearly every case occurring in children under 18 years old.

The CDC has reported that the condition has been confirmed in 22 states.

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