Acute Flaccid Myelitis Causing Paralysis In Kids Has Doctors, Parents Distressed

It's very hard to reassure parents about a rare illness causing limb paralysis in children because so little is known, according to the president of the Canadian Paediatric Society.

Several Canadian children's hospitals are now reporting an increase in cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). This rare but serious condition affects the nervous system, causing sudden weakness in the arms or legs, facial droop or weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, and...

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