Tue. Dec 1st, 2020

CDC CONFIRMS ONE CASE OF POLIO-LIKE DISEASE IN NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO (KSMX) – In statewide news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed 116 cases of polio like-disease in 31 states, including New Mexico. According to the CDC, the cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM is up by 10 since last week. Here in the state one case has been confirmed in San Juan County. The CDC website shows that the majority of kids with confirmed cases experienced viral illness about a week prior to the onset of paralysis. It is unclear whether the states that have higher number of cases are at a greater risk of AFM; or if those states are better at identifying and reporting cases.

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