11 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis across 8 states, including Nebraska
Federal health officials say they have confirmed 11 cases of a Polio-like illness, called Acute Flaccid Myelitis across eight states, including Nebraska.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed cases in Nebraska on their website, the most recent being Douglas County.
The illness mainly affects children, and can cause paralysis in the arms and legs.
There have been no deaths reported.
AFM is rare, around one or two in every one-million children are diagnosed.
There is no known cure for the illness.