December 10, 2018 07:39 PM
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in the state now stands at nine in Minnesota.
The rare, paralyzing illness has been reported across the country. It causes limited mobility or paralysis.
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According to the CDC, there has been a total of 158 confirmed cases in the U.S. Cases have been confirmed in 36 different states, including North Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
About 120 cases were confirmed in 2014, the first time such a wave occurred. Another 149 were reported in 2016. In 2015 and 2017, the counts were far lower, and it's not clear why.
Updated: December 10, 2018 07:39 PM
Created: December 10, 2018 05:15 PM
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