7th Child in Minnesota Contracts Paralyzing Illness

Minnesota Department of Health Photo: KSTP
Minnesota Department of Health

October 17, 2018 07:33 AM

The Minnesota Department of Health says a seventh child has been struck by a rare, paralyzing illness that has been reported across the country.

Health specialists say the symptoms in the latest case match those of the other children in Minnesota who have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. The polio-like illness causes limited mobility or paralysis.

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