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Acute flaccid myelitis found in Spokane Co.


Last updated 12/8/2016 at 2:24pm

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Regional Health District is reporting that a Spokane County child, a male under the age of 10, has acute flaccid myelitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the only organization equipped to rule in or rule out the disorder.

It is a rare syndrome with no specific cause, as is the case with the report in Spokane County. It is not contagious. The condition affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. Symptoms typically include sudden weakness in one or more arms or legs, along with loss of muscle tone and d...

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