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Dr. Emily Chapman addresses concerns about Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Dr. Emily Chapman, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at Children’s Minnesota, spoke to Cat Bowen with Romper about whether Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is contagious. Dr. Chapman explains that AFM can be associated with routine viruses that cause common illnesses including coughs, colds and “pink eye.” In rare cases, these viruses can affect the spinal cord which causes the limb weakness associated with AFM. Read the full story: Is Acute Flaccid Myelitis contagious? What you should know about the polio-like illness affecting kids?.

Hayley Sitz