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A mysterious polio-like illness is paralysing children in 22 US states, CDC says

Federal health officials are worried about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and can paralyse arms and legs, with 127 confirmed or suspected cases reported as of Tuesday. Of those, 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have been confirmed in 22 states, according to Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 90 per cent of the confirmed cases have been in children 18 and under, with the average age...

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