One Case of Polio-Like Virus Reported in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio Department of Health is reporting at least one case of a virus that resembles Polio in the buckeye state.

Health officials are spreading the word about Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM. University Hospitals in Cleveland says they have treated at least two patients, but they are both expected to recover. 

The condition affects the nervous system and causes the muscles to become weak.  Patients will also show inflammation in their spine, which can be detected through an MRI.

The average age for all confirmed cases is around four-years-old.

Dr. Josh Schaffzin, with Cincinnati Children's Hospital, tells 610-WTVN's Mark Blazor that doctors still don't understand why the disease looks different in different people. 

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