Six Washington childern hospitalized with mysterious illness
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — A rare nervous system disorder has left six children paralyzed. The condition is called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, which attacks the nervous system, particularly the spinal cord, and can lead to arm or leg weakness and loss of muscle reflexes. The Washington Department of Health said Wednesday that the children are 6 or younger. They had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week before developing symptoms of AFM. The first five possible cases affected children in King,...

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