Acute flaccid myelitis

Polio

Here's an extract of Sharyl Attkisson, one of the few honest journalists who tells about the outbreak of a strange new disease (June 21, 2007), among children in the United States (hundreds of cases), like two drops of water similar to poliomyelitis.It was called her Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), suggesting that she is caused by EV-D68 enterovirus.In 2014, there were 1153 serious cases of infection, 14 deaths, and 120 cases of paralysis.
CDC concepts does not have, what kind of illness is this. Moreover, they generally refuse to discuss and in which states AFM death cases are attributed to other diseases.In the internal correspondence, which the CDC reluctantly granted after a year and a half after the request, this disease is called polio of the 21st century.The situation is similar to the fact that, which occurred in the early 20th century.Millions of people were infected with poliovirus, but only in a small number of people it led to paralysis.
AFM leads to more serious complications than measles, Ebola and Zek combined, but nevertheless, statistics on this bo No lesions are planned, and doctors are not required to report it to the CDC.
AFM outbreaks are not only registered in the US, but in Japan , Germany, Australia, Argentina, Sweden, Norway UK, The Netherlands, Chile, Brazil and in other countries.
AFM is actively discussed in the medical field oh literature, but is it certainly did not hear anything. Simply, since there is no vaccine for this disease, there is no sense in aggravating panic.

Polio

Acute flaccid myelitis and enterovirus D68: Déjà vu all over again. 2017, Wiznitzer, Neurology

AFM has existed for many hundreds of years, its archetype is poliomyelitis, there are more than 100 enteroviruses that can infect humans, divided into 4 groups - A, B, C and D. Poliovirus belongs to group C. (D68 is 68th virus of group D).-- The almost complete eradication of poliovirus does not mean the eradication of acute flaccid paralysis.It is possible that with the disappearance of a poliovirus, other, less virulent viruses infect humans, adapt to them, and thus increase their virulence. hypothesis is confirmed by WHO, which reported an increase in the rays of acute flaccid paralysis in the last 15 years.
There are no medications for this disease.The authors recommend developing a wide range of antiviral drugs, since it is impossible to develop so many vaccines for each enterovirus type.They conclude with the words of George Santayana: "Who does not remembers the past, is doomed to experience it again."

Polio

Vaccines and the U.S. Mystery of Acute Flaccid Myelitis. 2015, Cunningham, BMJ

During the polio epidemic in the UK in 1949, the DTP vaccine increased the risk of paralysis by a factor of 20. The same was observed in New York. The author suggests that the same thing is happening now with AFM. increase the risk that a virus similar to poliovirus penetrates the nervous system.