(CBS Pittsburg) Three cases of a mysterious illness that partially paralyzes children and is likened to polio have now been confirmed in Pittsburgh. It is called Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, and it affects the body’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord, and can cause paralysis.
There have been 38 confirmed cases in 16 states so far. Now it’s in Pittsburgh. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh confirmed Tuesday afternoon that three children being treated at their facility are suspected of having the polio-like disease. Children’s Hospital has released this statement: FULL REPORT