A 2-year-old girl is recovering from a rare disease similar to polio at a Chicago hospital.
Lurie Children’s hospital confirmed Tuesday the child was recovering from Acute Flaccid Myelitis.
AFM is a puzzling condition that causes partial paralysis in children. It is on the uptick in parts of the U.S., with six cases under investigation in Minnesota and 14 reported in Colorado, health officials said Monday.
So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 38 confirmed cases of the polio-like condition across 16 states.