acute flaccid myelitis
Some 590 cases of the ailment have been confirmed in the U.S. since 2014. Scientists may now be one step closer to finding a treatment.
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a rare, mysterious and sometimes deadly illness that's striking more and more children.
Acute flaccid myelitis generally affects children more than adults, and its cause is unknown.
Cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) are extremely rare but on the rise in the U.S. How it spreads is unknown.
Experts don’t know what causes acute flaccid myelitis -- or how to treat it.
Researchers found the genetic imprint of a relatively new strain of enterovirus D68 -- B1 -- in children who developed acute