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Federal health officials released updated data on the Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) situation in the United States year-to-date, and in September we seen a significant number of cases reported.

As of September 2016, 89 people in 33 states were confirmed to have AFM. This is up from 50 cases reported at the end of August.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes even with an increase in cases in 2016 (up some 400 percent when only 21 cases were reported for all of 2015) , AFM remains a very rare disease (less than one in a million).

However, health officials are concerned about the increase in cases in recent months.

CDC is intensifying efforts to understand the cause and risk factors of AFM.

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare illness that anyone can get. It affects a person’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. AFM can result from a variety of causes, including viral infections.



  1. Gilland Harv says:

    AFM is not caused by a virus, it’s caused by a toxin. And that toxin is sulfur which is well known to cause Polioencephalomalacia (PEM) in cattle and sulfur is passive to humans in dairy, eggs and meat products. The CDC knows this but refuses to acknowledge it or do anything about it for political reasons. And I can prove it.

    Excess sulfur in a diet blocks the absorption of copper. Copper is essential in controlling the immune system. Without copper the body goes into auto-immune and attacks itself, usually in the gray matter in the spine and brain which causes paralysis and can even cause death. And here is where you can read all about it for yourself and form your own opinion.

    They need to have the milk and ground beef checked for sulfur content used in the school lunch program, as a possible cause. And also a toxicology test, specifically for sulfur, performed on the children.

  2. […] Acute flaccid myelitis cases up 80 percent in September […]

  3. […] There were no cases of AFM reported in Washington State in 2015, and in 2014 there were two. Since September 2016, there have been 89 cases of AFM in 33 states across the U.S. so far this year. […]

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