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Inside STAT: How researchers are combating the polio-like paralysis affecting children
Coverage of the polio-like paralysis that has affected several hundred kids over the past few years has focused on how the condition, acute flaccid myelitis, is puzzling health authorities. But in a new First Opinion for STAT, three experts from Children’s National Health System in Washington say health officials and researchers aren't just "sitting quietly and helplessly." They highlight how experts are aggressively searching for the cause of the condition, collaborating with their colleagues around the country to share wisdom and best practices for clinical care, and toiling in their labs to better understand how AFM damages the spinal cord and how it could be stopped. Still, they say, more work remains. Read their piece here.