Florida has first case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, polio-like | Miami Herald

State and federal health officials confirmed Florida’s first case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2018 on Saturday, adding to what has become a record year of cases for the rare but serious polio-like illness that affects the nervous system, causing sudden onset of arm or leg weakness and loss of muscle tone and reflexes.Florida health officials did not give any additional information about the case, such as a description of the affected individual, their condition or county of residence.

Source: Florida has first case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, polio-like | Miami Herald

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