Monday , June 21 2021

The CDC reports Louisiana in the first case of AFM in 2018

For the first time in 2018, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Louisiana, United States, Myelitis flácido acudo) is confirming a case. Rare medical illnesses have been described as "polio-like disease" by medical experts, according to WAFB television reports.


  • Rare diseases, especially in children
  • Disintegrate engine functions, extended or permanent paralysis
  • Symptoms: loss of weakness and muscle tone, reflexes in the arms or legs, facial or weakness, difficulty in moving eyes, eyelids, headache, difficulty, and weakness

LINKED: Acute myelitis fléaccid (AFM): what it is and what to know

On the 26th of November, the last map published on Monday, November 26, AFM shows the confirmed situation since 23 November 2018. The CDC has published an updated map, in its confirmed cases, on its website every Monday.

AFM 116 cases have been confirmed this year throughout the United States.

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