Rare polio-like illness affecting kids may have reached Alberta
Friday, 9 November 2018 () Alberta Health officials say one child was hospitalized earlier this year with what may have been a case of acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM. The rare disease, which causes muscle weakness in the limbs and can have long-term effects, has been on the rise in the U.S. and doctors elsewhere in Canada say they're starting to see cases, too.
A rare, Polio-like illness is showing up in kids across the nation and now, it's hit Washington. Five children are being treated on the west side of the state for possible cases of the illness so rare,..