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Minnesota reports seventh case of polio-like illness as public health investigation advances


October 17, 2018

Minnesota is reporting a seventh case of a rare, paralyzing illness in children that has now been detected in 22 states.

Federal health officials are trying to confirm that the child has acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a polio-like illness that causes paralysis or limited mobility, said Kris Ehresmann, who directs the infectious disease section of the Minnesota Department of Health.


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