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Old October 12th, 2018, 12:03 AM #1
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Please Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis.

It's the new polio(related to polio)...shit is cropping up everywhere. I've heard Indiana, Colorado, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, and my nephew in MD has it. We are praying that he has reached the worst of it. He is currently paraylized, but docs think he will walk again based on nerve activity. He coded today, but they were able to get him back. They said ventilator for 24 hrs. I pray he can breath on his own after that. They think it starts from the enterovirus "EN-D68." It's just a respiratory virus that they think causes it. There is currently no known treatment...they just take it case by case. Look it up...familiarize yourself with the symptoms. Get the kid to Hopkins right away if you think it's possible. It seems like all aren't suseptible. He is 9 and his little brother, 7, had a bug too, but it passed. It must be based on the immune system's response to it. Don't mean to start a panic, but look it up. No treatment but early has to be better than later. Thanks for reading!

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Old October 12th, 2018, 12:10 AM #2
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First Prayers for your nephew and family, this sounds horrible. Secondly, thanks for the warning.

A few links i found quickly.
https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/index.html
38 cases at the time of this article
"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been 38 confirmed cases of AFM this year through the end of September. Fourteen cases have been reported in Colorado and six in Minnesota, most of them children. Earlier this week, three new cases were reported in patients being treated in Pittsburgh. CBS Chicago also reported that a 2-year-old in Chicago is recovering from the illness."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/doctors...-myelitis-afm/

And this one states that they've identified this in "At least five states — Illinois, Washington, Colorado, Minnesota and Pennsylvania"
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/h...e-flaccid.html
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Amazing how these strange diseases morph out of nowhere seemingly. Best wishes for the full recovery of your nephew. In about 11 minutes, I'll hoist a 5 PM martini in his honor.
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Best wishes.

Hopkins does hard to do stuff well.

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Prayers for the little one and your family. I will pray for the hospital staff, doctors and nurses too.

This disease came out of left field. Nothing, then all of a sudden there are dozens of children fighting for their lives.
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Prayers up for ALCON, including non-immediate family. Sometimes being on the sidelines is worse than being in the trenches.

I wonder why these obscure, rare diseases appear each year? Strange.
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I wonder why these obscure, rare diseases appear each year? Strange.
Viruses mutate over time. Eventually some of them wind up in an especially virulent (to us, or to birds, or to swine, etc) form ... and off they go. The virus that causes this may have been rattling around the human population in a very slightly less successful form for untold centuries. Or it may have been present in some other species and finally mutated enough to latch on to some of us. It's why bio-terrorism is such a scary prospect. One little tune-up to an existing nasty virus, and it's game over.
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Thanks!

Little man can wiggle toes and point/grasp at least one hand. We are getting sporadic info from grandmother. Sounds like he might be off the vent. They said he wispered something to his mom. Watch for symptoms if u have little ones! Hopefully they figure out the cause so they can fight it early for others before it gets bad. Myersville, MD, outside of Frederick, is where he lives. Forgot to mention that, I think.
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