CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like illness and flaccid acute myelitis



David Kulakowski, 38, and Jessica Kulakowski, 31, watch their son Chase Kulakowski, age 3, play at their home in Dyer, Indiana on October 15, 2018. Chase contracted a flaccid acute myelitis there is two years old.

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David Kulakowski, 38, and Jessica Kulakowski, 31, watch their son Chase Kulakowski, age 3, play at their home in Dyer, Indiana on October 15, 2018. Chase contracted a flaccid acute myelitis there is two years old.

So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed 116 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare but serious disease that can lead to polio-like paralysis.


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