2nd case of paralyzing illness confirmed in MI

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Health officials in Michigan have confirmed the second case of an illness that has been paralyzing children across the country.

A child in Oakland County has acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state’s first case was confirmed Dec. 5 involving a child in Wayne County, and nine other cases of AFM in Michigan are under investigation, including one in Ottawa County.

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