Michigan has its confirmed case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like virus that has been diagnosis in a child from Flint.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified officials that they  have confirmed this case of AFM, which they describe as a rare but serious condition that affects the bodies nervous system and can cause the muscles in the body to weaken.

The Flint child is the first confirmed case, but as of last week, there have been seven other suspected  cases of AMF in Michigan, and officials say that those cases are still under investigation.

AMF has been reported in 33 states with 134 confirmed cases.  The CDC has said that it believes the cases may have peaked for the year.  If you think your child might have AMF, the CDC says you should consult with your Doctor immediately.

The biggest symptom to look for is a sudden weakness in arms or legs or a sudden loss of muscle tone and muscle reflexes.  Other symptons could be ….facial droop, and  difficulty with swallowing.

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