CDC Releases New MMWR on Acute Flaccid Myelitis

On November 13, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) which finds an increase in cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in August and September 2018. Symptoms of AFM include sudden weakness of the arms or legs and the median patient age is four years.  Guidance from CDC directs clinicans to report patients with acute flaccid limb weakness to their health departments.

Read the MMWR.

About Katie Dwyer

Katie Schemm Dwyer is a Director in NACCHO's Preparedness Division. Her work focuses on supporting local health departments strengthen public health preparedness systems through governance, coordination and liaison with federal preparedness organizations, policy, and program management.

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