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Aug. 5, 2020 -- The new coronavirus isn’t the only virus to worry about this fall. Doctors are asking parents to keep an eye out for signs of a rare but serious condition that can cause permanent paralysis and breathing problems in children called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.
Since 2014, AFM clusters have popped up every 2 years across the U.S. The last outbreak -- which sickened at least 238 kids -- was in 2018. Doctors who study the spread of disease believe we could see another uptick in AFM cases from August to November this year.
“So a child will wake up in the morning unable to move an arm or unable to walk due to weakness in the legs. A parent may notice a facial droop, or a child who has a soft voice, or is drooling or having difficulty swallowing. Those are all signs to take a child in immediately to an ER for evaluation,” he says.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease specialist, warned in early 2017 that a “surprise outbreak” would occur during the Trump administration, and he said that more needed to be done to prepare for a pandemic.
“There is no question that there will be a challenge to the coming administration in the arena of infectious diseases,” he said in a speech titled “Pandemic Preparedness in the Next Administration” at Georgetown University Medical Center. He delivered it just days before Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017.
AFM may result from a direct virus attack on the spinal cord, or by an immune attack triggered by a virus, or by something else. If a polio-like virus is circulating in the U.S., the possibility of its provocation by one or more vaccines has to be considered.
Apparently the AFM virus comes back every 2 years possibly down to cycle.
There is no specific treatment for AFM, but treatments that have been tried include immunoglobulin replacement therapy, corticosteroids, plasma exchange and antiviral therapy, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Physical therapy and occupational therapy are especially important during recovery; both helped Lydia heal.
"The muscle strength that she regained directly in her affected arm, it just sort of seemed to come back on its own. The therapies really helped some of the surrounding muscles so that she could find new ways to do things, and she definitely has done that. She's figured out new ways to do things," Pilarowski said.
"There is a wide spectrum, and Lydia's a little bit more mild on the spectrum," she said of AFM. All in all, she added, "I want to give families hope who are in the midst of it right now, because certainly, when we were in the midst of Lydia's acute illness, we didn't know what was going to happen."
originally posted by: Wisenox
The CDC is predicting a "polio-like" illness in children, average age of 5, this fall. Pretty specific for a prediction.
In this video, Dr Ardis explains a connection between the vaccine schedules and the paralysis:
It is also good to remember that vaccines were used in Kenya to sterilize women without their knowledge. They attached hCG, a pregnancy hormone, to the tetanus toxoid in the vaccine, and the women became auto-immune towards their own reproductive system.
They have already proven to outright lie while sneaking something in with a vaccine, and not something minor either. It would be foolish to think that they wouldn't be purposely harming our future generations.
originally posted by: Fatboy527
CDC & FEMA two agencies with entirely to much power.
CDC’s Influenza Division has served as a WHO Collaborating Center (CC) for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Control of Influenza in Atlanta, Georgia since 1956 and is the largest global resource and reference center supporting public health interventions to control and prevent pandemic and seasonal influenza.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Vasa Croe
Thing is Vasa Croe that's what we do in this day of age with diseases, that being develop cures and vaccines to keep them in check.
Im sure you would agree it seemed to have worked where the likes of say Polio and Messel's are concerned.
Else the alternative if this AFM virus does come back in a big way amounts to a lot of poor wee paralysed children.
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