Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition that has received coverage in the media recently, especially after the first case was identified in Ohio. AFM impacts the nervous system and causes weakened muscles and relfexes in the body. Less than one in a million people in the United States get AFM every year. The cause of the increase in cases since 2014 has not been identified but it may be caused by viruses, environmental toxins, or genetic disorders.
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