(Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN) — State health officials say there are now eight confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (A-F-M) in Minnesota.
The Department of Health reported last month that A-F-M had infected six kids in the state since September 20th.
The rare nervous system condition can cause polio-like symptoms including muscle weakness in the arms and legs and even paralysis.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says she continues to press the C-D-C for answers about its response to a recent spike in A-F-M cases.
Around 90 cases have been confirmed in 27 states this year.