Polio-Like Illness Outbreak in Children, Expert Available
Carlos Pardo-Villamizar can comment on acute flaccid myelitis
The fast-acting illness starts as a respiratory condition that can progress to physical disability within hours, but in some cases there can be a full recovery. The illness emerges each year in the fall season with clusters of children from the same geographical region.
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