Still, because this is a "pretty dramatic disease", Messonnier said health officials want to raise awareness about the symptoms to make sure parents seek medical care immediately if their children show a sudden onset of weakness or loss of muscle tone in their arms and legs.
Federal health officials are anxious about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs, with 127 confirmed or suspected cases reported as of Tuesday. The cases stretch across 22 states, and most of the patients are children under the age of 18-years-old. However, the illness has been on the rise in the US since 2014. Those officials are probing another 65 illnesses in those states.
"When these illnesses occur, it often means that the spread of the virus, the transmission of the virus, in the community is quite widespread and there probably are many persons, many children, affected just like when the flu comes to the community", Modlin said.
Other countries have reported AFM cases, but not the same seasonal pattern the United States has experienced.
Messonnier said the CDC has definitively ruled out polio - which causes a similar set of symptoms - as the cause.
Some possible causes being investigated by the CDC include enteroviruses, which affect the digestive system, and rhinoviruses - the infectious agents associated with the common cold. There was one death of a child who had AFM, in 2017, said Messonnier. The CDC doesn't know what caused the spikes.
"Any weakness, including trouble swallowing, weakness of an extremity, especially in a child who has recently gone through signs of an infection, those would be the main red flags", said Sarah Hopkins. There were 120 confirmed cases in 2014 and 149 two years later.
Besides viruses, officials are also considering environmental toxins as a possible cause, but so far, they have no evidence that a particular toxin is behind the cases. Also, she said there can be lags in reporting because of the time it takes to review a patient's clinical syndrome and radiographic findings. CNN found 47 confirmed cases and 49 more that were suspected or being investigated, for a total of 96 cases in 30 states in 2018.
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