Michigan gets confirmation of more paralyzing illness cases
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has additional confirmed cases this year of a mysterious paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis .
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday it was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Ottawa and Macomb counties have cases confirmed in one child each. Earlier cases were confirmed in children in Oakland County and Wayne counties.
The four confirmed cases had onsets of illness between August and October.
It’s not clear what’s causing some children to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. Symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness.