OKLAHOMA — The CDC confirmed Wednesday one possible case of a polio-like virus in Oklahoma.
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM is a rare but serious illness that health officials are investigating across the country. AFM causes a form of paralysis and has been primarily reported in cases involving children.
CDC officials told FOX23 they are still waiting for lab results detailing the illness found in an 18-year-old in Oklahoma.
A mother in Jacksonville recently reported her 3-year-old daughter has been being treated for a possible case of AFM since Sunday.
The CDC lists the following symptoms as possible signs of AFM, and urges parents to take their children to a doctor if a sudden onset of arm or leg weakness or loss of muscle tone and weakness occur:
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