CDC expects 2020 outbreak of rare, life-threatening condition affecting children

Aug 06, 2020

The CDC warned parents and doctors of an expected outbreak this year of a rare but life threatening conditon, acute flaccid myelitis.Outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a serious neurologic condition that can cause paralysis, typically peak every two years between August and November. The last peak occurred in 2018, when 238 cases were reported to the CDC.The Hill


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