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State's first case of AFM confirmed in Nebraska child


November 29, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed the state's first case of a rare, polio-like illness in an eastern Nebraska child.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced the diagnosis Wednesday. The department said the child, who lives in the jurisdiction of the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, was hospitalized and later released. No other information about the child has been released.

Another case reported in Douglas County as likely being acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, was dismissed after a thorough review by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The c...

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