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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:23 PM

CDC Confirms 10 New Cases of Rare Polio-Like Neurological Condition


(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday it has confirmed 10 more cases of an extremely rare, polio-like condition, across 24 states.

The CDC had earlier this month confirmed about 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis that causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. Most of the cases reported so far are people under 18 years of age.

The agency said in a health advisory on its website that it recently received increased reports of patients with symptoms of the disease over the last three months.

While the CDC still does not know the cause, the condition does not appear to be transmissible from human to human, agency director Robert Redfield said in an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Monday.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cdc-acuteflaccidmyelitis/cdc-confirms-10-new-cases-of-rare-polio-like-neurological-condition-idUSKCN1N429G

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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:49 PM

1. Seems odd for 72 cases to happen since polio vaccinations have been given out since 1970s........

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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:42 PM

2. It's not "polio" just polio like and way before the '70's with the vaccinations.

I still remember going to the local High School in Grass Lake, MI to get our sugar cube vaccination in the mid-60's or so.

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