First Case of Rare Nervous System Condition Confirmed in Wayne Co. Child

The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first case of a rare and serious nervous system condition in a downstate child.

It’s called Acute Flaccid Myelitis, which can cause the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak, and in some cases paralyzed.

The child diagnosed is from Wayne County.

AFM is mostly found in children.

Healthcare providers are asked to report all patients they think may have AFM to their local health department.