Cases of polio-like illness increase

Health officials are dealing with more than a hundred cases of a polio-like illness across the United States in 2018. Now a lawmaker from New York wants to bolster funding to the CDC to figure out what is going on. The CDC is tracking 116 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis in 31 states, including six in New Jersey and two in New York. AFM has mostly afflicted children. In the most severe cases, the illness can leave a patient paralyzed. The agency has been monitoring cases of the rare condition since a noted spike in 2014. 

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