Klobuchar Calls for CDC Investigation of Polio-Like Illness
12 October, 2018, 03:26
"In addition to investigating the outbreak, the state health department has issued alerts to health care providers on how to test for the viruses and enhanced guidance to child care centers on infection prevention".
He is advising parents to take their children to the emergency room if they notice any focal weakness.
There is no specific treatment for AFM, but a doctor who specializes in treating brain and spinal cord illnesses may recommend certain interventions on a case-by-case basis.
We've been reporting about the polio-like illness affecting two children here in Chicago, nine in northern IL and others across the country, but how concerned should parents be about the spread to their children? Eight cases have been reported statewide.
Most of the eight cases of the illness reported in Texas are in the northern part of the state.
Five western Washington children under the age of 6 have been hospitalized for a "sudden onset of paralysis of one of more limbs". They may also experience drooping eyelids, facial droop and slurred speech, among other symptoms.
Between August 2014 and August 2018, the CDC received information on a total of 362 confirmed cases of AFM nationwide.
Michael crawls north, rising threat to Florida The "risk of risky storm surge, rainfall, and wind impacts continues to increase", the National Hurricane Center warned Sunday. He urged Floridians to get prepared for the storm and said he has activated 500 members of the Florida National Guard.
The doctor says there is no need to panic and there's no vaccine for the disease.
"What we don't know is why these common cold symptoms, why in some individuals does it turn into AFM that's where the mystery lies", said Dr. Sinner. This year along, there were 38 people diagnosed with AFM across 16 states.
At this point, doctors aren't required to report cases to the state, so it's possible there are others.
The cause of AFM, and the reason for the rise in cases starting in 2014, is not known. Many people compare the disease to polio because it can cause problems that are very similar to the poliovirus.
The condition is still very rare, occurring in fewer than one in a million people in the USA each year, the CDC says.
In 2016, there were nine cases of AFM in Washington and three in 2017.
The health department says there are no specific recommendations for avoiding AFM, but washing your hands, avoiding close contact with sick people, cleaning surfaces with disinfectants, and staying up-to-date on immunizations is recommended.
Many flights were canceled in the hurricane zone, and Amtrak changed some train schedules to protect passengers and employees. Levy County has closed its schools through Thursday; Florida State University, in Tallahassee, has closed as well.
Yet young people are facing unprecedented pressures in life, leading to anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Right now, more and more young people are struggling to cope with their mental health .
But West, who's from Chicago, tells Trump that this strategy is detrimental. "You stopped the war", he told Mr Trump . The rapper's statement lasted almost 10 minutes before the president chimed in to compliment West on his honesty.
Virgin Galactic is the single private space company to have lost people during the development process for its spacecraft. Blue Origin , owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos , said that it aims to begin test flights by the end of 2018.
Trump said "honestly I'm doing a great job" and pointed to the size of the crowds at his campaign-style rallies as proof. West said to the president, "I didn't mean to put you on blast like that, bro". "We are one country".
Issued at 11:00am this morning, this warning will be valid from 11:00pm tomorrow night through to 9:00am on Friday morning. An orange weather warning will be in place for all coastal counties from 10pm, and will be valid until tomorrow morning.
Trump's clothing line is made in China, but West did not mention that. "People try to scare me into not wearing this hat. West also says that many people believe that if someone's black, then that person has to be a Democrat.
The day featured most of the opening round singles matches, providing some fine exhibition of tennis throughout the day's play. Kyrgios was infuriated by the French chair umpire's comment, ultimately threatening him with action.
Gomez didn't attend the American Music Awards last night and the site notes that her team has been virtually silent recently. Selena was then taken to an East Coast psychiatric facility, where she is now receiving dialectical behavior therapy.
A buyer would not normally be expected to go through with the purchase if a work is damaged while in the care of an auction house. Girl With Balloon , one of Banksy's most widely recognised works, was auctioned by Sotheby's in London on Friday night.
Why has Samsung put four cameras on the Galaxy A9?
Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018 ), it comes with a total of five cameras- four on the rear side and one on the front side. The high-end Glaxy A9 is equipped with some other exciting features such as big display , powerful SoC and a large battery .
Samsung Galaxy A9 goes official with four rear cameras
The quad camera definitely looks interesting, but we'll have to wait and see how useful it is in real-world usage conditions. As for a release date, the Galaxy A9 will be releasing in select markets sometime in November.
One dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida
As of around 8pm, Michael was about 20 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia, with winds of 100 mph, becoming a category 1 storm . It appeared to be so powerful that it was expected to remain a hurricane as it moved into Alabama and Georgia early Thursday.