About Bara Vaida Bara Vaida (@barav) is AHCJ's core topic leader on infectious diseases. An independent journalist, she has written extensively about health policy and infectious diseases. Her work has appeared in outlets that include the National Journal, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News, McClatchy News Service, MSNBC, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post. View all … [Read more...] about Reported incidents of rare polio-like illness in children are increasing
Rare polio like symptoms
A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms has health officials across the country scrambling to understand the illness. Yet, more than four years after health officials first recorded the most recent uptick in cases, much about the national outbreak remains a mystery. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) affects the gray matter … [Read more...] about Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Baffles Medical Experts While Frightening Parents
Health officials have confirmed two cases of a rare polio-like illness in Massachusetts and suspect four more as reports of cases of the illness rise across the country. Department of Public Heath officials said one of the cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a serious condition with no specific treatment, was diagnosed in August. Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...] about 2 Cases of Rare Polio-Like Illness Confirmed in Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts has a confirmed case of a polio-like illness that is being reported across the country. The Department of Public Health told WBZ-TV Tuesday there is one case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the state and five more possible cases are being investigated. Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Fact Sheet Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare but serious … [Read more...] about Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.
Detroit News staff and wire reports Published 11:02 PM EDT Oct 15, 2018 Michigan health officials are investigating a suspected case of a rare illness affecting the nervous system with polio-like systems that is emerging across the country. The case of acute flaccid myelitis was reported for an adult male in the state’s central lower region, and testing is ongoing, … [Read more...] about Suspected case of polio-like illness probed in Mich.