Two dozen more cases of AFM virus reported

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(WIAT) — The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed two dozen more cases of AFM since last week.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a rare polio-like illness that causes paralysis. The agency says there are 158 confirmed cases in 36 states so far this year, mostly in young children, and the number of cases is still growing.

There is currently no cure or vaccine for the illness, but experts recommend washing your hands regularly and protecting against mosquito bites. The CDC is investigating risk factors and causes. 

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