Researchers are unclear on how AFM is contracted, however the CDC has suggested it may be contracted through the polio virus, non-polio enteroviruses, West Nile virus and adenovirus. Disease investigators think that the 2014 outbreak was linked to a respiratory illness in children caused by enterovirus D 68.
In rare cases, AFM can cause respiratory failure and death.
Great! And here I am writing about polio-like diseases killing hundreds of thousands of kids.
I just hope they can schedule my congressional testimony on polio-like diseases at the same time as the confirmation hearings for my appointment UN Ambassador to the UN confirmation hearings.