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    30 Nov

    Confirmed AFM Case In Nebraska, What You Should Know

    Nebraska now has its first confirmed case of a rare polio-like illness that affects young kids. It's called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.

    Methodist infectious disease specialist Dr. Jeffrey Sartin said AFM cases happen most in children under 18. But it is rare a child will get infected.

    Dr. Sartin said while he isn't worried about seeing many AFM cases, there are basic symptoms parents should be on the lookout for. “The symptoms are usually of a respiratory infection, so typical bronchitis, sore throat, things like that,” he said.

    KMTV reporter Alexa Reye: Signs and Symptoms To Be On The Lookout For With AFM