CDC reports the number of acute flaccid myelitis cases remained low in 2022

Research published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that the number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases remained low in 2022 despite an increase in enterovirus (EV)-D68 circulation in the United States. Previous increases in AFM cases were associated with EV-D68 infection, but the number of cases remained low from 2019 to 2022. Trends do not indicate when the next increase of AFM might be expected, and clinicians should be alert to the possibility of AFM among children with acute flaccid limb weakness and report to health departments when they suspect cases.

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