3 More Children Investigated for Rare Neurological Disease
Three children have been hospitalized in Washington State after showing potential symptoms of a rare neurological syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).
3 More Children Investigated for Rare Neurological Disease in Washington
Three children have been hospitalized in Washington State after showing potential symptoms of a rare neurological syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Earlier this month, eight children in five counties across the state were diagnosed with the condition. A spokeswoman for the Washington
Searching for the Cause of a Paralyzing Illness Affecting 8 Children in Washington State
Eight children in Washington state have been confirmed with cases of a rare syndrome that can result in paralysis -- and health officials are searching for answers. But the reason the children developed the condition has remained a mystery. Federal and state health officials continue investigating
Mystery Illness Spreading Across US, Blamed for Death of 6-Year-Old Boy
The polio-like disease has been reported in 33 states, at least nine cases in Washington State alone.
Rare Neurological Disease Investigated in Mysterious Washington State Illness Cluster
A cluster of children who developed neurological symptoms in Washington state has put the spotlight on a rare and frightening syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM.) The syndrome affects the nervous system, especially the spine, and can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis of the limbs.
Child Dies as Health Authorities Confirm 2 Cases of Rare Neurological Illness
Two children have been diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called acute flaccid myelitis, which can lead to paralysis, the Washington State Department of Health said today. At least nine cases have been identified as part of a potential cluster of AFM cases, including the two confirmed
8 Children Hospitalized for Possible Rare Nervous System Disorder
Federal and state health officials are investigating a possible cluster of a rare nervous system disorder after multiple children reported symptoms, including weakness or loss of movement in one or more limbs. Eight children in the Washington state were hospitalized recently for symptoms that
CDC Investigating Rise of Paralysis-Causing Syndrome
A dangerous health condition that can cause temporary or sometimes permanent paralysis appears to be on the rise in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported Monday that there have been 50 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) since the start of
Hillary Clinton's Health Scare Raises Transparency Questions
Clinton's campaign revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia after video captured the presidential candidate seemingly falling ill.
Why Parents Aren't Vaccinating Their Kids, According to New Study
The belief that vaccines cause autism -- which has been debunked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others -- is no longer the primary reason parents are refusing vaccines for their children, according to a new study today from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) .