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Thread: paralyzing, polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states

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    paralyzing, polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...=.0540e14256fb
    More than 120 confirmed or possible cases of a mysterious and rare condition have been documented so far this year, mostly since August, a top federal health official said Tuesday. Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs. The number of cases has surged since 2014, baffling health officials. There is no specific treatment for the disease.
    cauda equina

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    Not polio

    Is it polio? No.

    https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/

    There is a post-polio like disorder with spinal cord injury that I have.
    I used to sink like a stone when I exhaled now I float upside down.

    AS Gorgey, and GA Dudley, "Skeletal muscle atrophy and increased
    intramuscular fat after incomplete spinal cord injury".

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