Minnesota state health officials reported recently on a number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases in children that occurred in the past month.
What is acute flaccid myelitis and what is the situation in Minnesota?
Joining me today to discuss this important topic is Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr Osterholm is the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, or CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota.
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