DSHS Health Advisory: Acute Flaccid Myelitis

In 2014 the CDC received an increased number of reports of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) among children during enterovirus season. In Texas, three cases were reported. It is unclear if an increase could occur again this year and possible coincide with enterovirus season. As such, the CDC and DSHS are urging providers to exercise vigilance when reporting cases of AFM in children. For more information from DSHS, including an updated AFM case definition, click here. Click here for a patient summary form to use when reporting cases to your local health department.