Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Rare condition in children that causes polio-like symptoms

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ST. LOUIS- Dr. Amy Moore, a plastic surgeon from Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital, is at the studio Monday to talk about Acute Flaccid Myelitis(AFM).

Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a condition that is seen primarily in children. One day they will start off with the same symptoms of a cold and the next day they can't walk and they've got polio-like symptoms.

It's been popping up in kids across the country, but it is very rare and it is treatable.

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