As JUCM News reported recently, an increase in new cases of severe respiratory illness in children prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Advisory Network to issue a bulletin advising U.S. clinicians to be vigilant for signs of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in younger patients. The September announcement noted an increase in illness attributed to both rhinovirus and Enterovirus in children across the country. Some of the Enterovirus patients tested positive for EV-D68, which has been associated with AFM, a neurologic complication that can cause polio-like symptoms and be deadly in some children. With this in mind, the Urgent Care Association has reissued an invitation to view a free webinar, originally recorded in 2020, entitled Acute Flaccid Myelitis in a Potential Peak Year: What Urgent Care Clinicians Need to Know. UCA also e-published a paper, Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Tips for Recognizing the Signs And Symptoms in the Urgent Care Setting that may be helpful in ensuring you and your team are well-versed in the signs and symptoms of AFM.

As Concerns Over Acute Flaccid Myelitis Linger, UCA Invites You to Revisit Essential Information
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