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6 Minnesota Children Contract ‘Polio-Like’ Disease

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by Alex Lasker

Six Minnesota children under the age of 10 have been diagnosed with a rare disease described as “polio-like” since mid-September, according to state officials.

The Minnesota Department of Health said it is investigating six cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a serious condition that affects the spinal cord and nervous system and causes muscles to weaken, sometimes resulting in paralysis.

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