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11 Cases of Polio-like Paralysis Confirmed Before Onset of AFM “Season”

a young girl in a wheelchair

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 9, 2019 that it had confirmed 11 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in eight states this year, including four cases in California and cases in Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. The CDC is investigating another 46 possible cases of the polio-like paralysis disorder that affects mostly children.1 2 3

A total of 233 cases of AFM were confirmed in the United States last year, compared to 120 cases in 2014, 22 in 2015, 149 in 2016 and 35 in 2017.3

AFM has been commonly described as a “polio-like” paralysis disorder. Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has compared AFM to another polio-like disorder known as Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system.4

The CDC’s principal deputy director, Anne Schuchat, MD recently described AFM as a “devastating illness” but assured parents, “[W]e are keeping their children front and center and working with our partners to better understand this illness, its risk factors and ways to treat and prevent it.2

Five years after it emerged as a public health concern, the cause of AFM remains a mystery. As reported in an article in The Vaccine Reaction earlier this year,”Despite a highly speculative theory that AFM might be linked to a virus known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the disorder has public health officials, doctors and infectious disease specialists completely stumped.”5

The one thing that is clear about AFM is that the majority of cases of the paralytic disorder have been reported between August and October each year, leading some media sources to now refer to the approaching “season” for AFM.1 3 6 7 8

In a recent article in Medscape, Megan Brooks wrote:

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) typically spikes in the late summer to early fall “season,” but federal health officials are already warning clinicians to be on high alert for the paralyzing disorder, which has struck 11 young children so far this year.6

The average age of children who have been diagnosed with AFM is four years old.9


1 Hackett DW. CDC Seeks Help Finding AFM Cases in 2019 Precision Vaccinations July 11, 2019.
2 Nedelman  M. 11 cases of polio-like illness AFM confirmed in eight states in 2019, CDC says. CNN July 9, 2019.
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AFM Cases in U.S. June 24, 2019.
4 Cáceres M. AFM Compared to Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 21, 2018.
5 Cáceres M. How Quickly AFM Has Been Overshadowed by Measles. The Vaccine Reaction May 15, 2019.
6 Brooks M. AFM ‘Season’ Starts With 11 Cases, CDC Urges Docs to Be Vigilant, Report Early. Medscape July 9, 2019.
7 Daly J. CDC warns that season of AFM paralysis cases in children is approaching. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 9, 2019.
8 Thompson D. CDC: Polio-like Illness in Kids May Be On Its Way. HealthDay July 9, 2019.
9 CDC. Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Update on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in the U.S. Oct. 17, 2018.

13 Responses

  1. This condition makes measles seem like a cold. But, we turn a blind eyes on this but keep the “measles outbreaks” in the news. We keep pumping poison into our developing children when it is the adults who are putting measles into the population. As for this polio-like illness, if I were the parent of a young child I would surely say NO to the vaccine pushers.

  2. I honestly think the way we prevent this is not suppressing fevers, making sure vitamin D levels are adequate and supplementing thiamine during fever and after for a few days. Thiamine is used to treat polio in veterinary animals and as far as I can tell there’s no biological mechanism for why it would be an effective treatment for all mammals but humans. I’m just a mom but if you know someone who can look further into this angle of it please get it to their attention.

  3. I’d like to know the percentage of children with AFM who have been vaccinated for polio. !00% maybe?

  4. AFM is a variant or sub-type of transverse myelitis (TM). Myelitis means inflammation of the spinal cord. AFM is a very serious condition that may cause permanent disability.

    The CDC says that they don’t know what causes AFM, but there are plenty of clues suggesting that these cases of AFM (mostly described as ‘tranverse myelitis’ in the medical literature) may have been caused by vaccination.

    i) Most victims of AFM are children who tend to receive a lot more vaccines than adults do.

    ii) These AFM cases tend to peak in September (Aug-Oct). That is when most children get their vaccines (in summer, before the school starts). That is also when the new flu vaccine is commonly given.

    iii) Transverse myelitis (TM) is a known side effect of many vaccines. See the full list of side effects for vaccines like Fluzone, Proquad, Gardasil, etc.

    iv) There are many research papers that have found a connection between vaccines and transverse myelitis.

    Quote: “The pathogenesis of transverse myelitis is mostly of an autoimmune nature, triggered by various environmental factors, including vaccination.”

    Quote: “It is taboo to suggest a role for vaccines, but some old-timers remember “provocation poliomyelitis” or “provocation paralysis.” This is paralytic polio following intramuscular injections, typically with vaccines.”

    v) There are a number of cases in the US vaccine injury court where the victims have been compensated for transverse myelitis caused by vaccines. Just one law firm has won about seven million dollars in total compensation for 31 cases of transverse myelitis triggered by vaccines.

  5. Another mysterious illness that points to toxic vaccines and people think forcing them on everyone is still for the ‘greater good’. I wonder if unvaccinated children or children in other countries are having similar illnesses. So sad.

  6. My first question would be, how many of these kids are unvaccinated. Probably none. Problem solved. But this will not be investigated, and the heart breaking reactions will continue.

  7. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 9, 2019 that it had confirmed 11 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in eight states this year, including four cases in California and cases in Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. The CDC is investigating another 46 possible cases of the polio-like paralysis disorder that affects mostly children

  8. Book recommendation: Vaccines, Are They Really Safe & Effective? by Neil Z. Miller
    This is a thin book and easy to read. Chock-full of information on vaccines, including their history, as well as how Polio skyrocketed after the introduction of the Polio vaccine. Further, since this article speaks of Polio “Season” – a well researched article (sorry – can’t find the reference right now; please research and post it if you find it) says that Polio usually spikes in the summer months. This article goes on to show a correlation with sugar consumption. During the summer months people, especially children, consume more ice cream, soda pop, popsicles … I believe in the 50’s this finding was shared with the general population and parents reduced their children’s sugar intake. Lo, Polio cases dropped. The Coca Cola Company (CCC), (so said the article) would have none of this as they lost revenue. The following year the CCC came out and poo-pooed the previous year’s findings (as I said, I believe it was during the ’50). Subsequently parents and children enjoyed their summers as usual with the increase of sugar and voila – Polio rose again.
    The book sited above states that injections increase susceptibility to Polio. Joan in her comment above hit the nail on the head. How many of the children with AFM are NOT vaccinated?

    Since I am making recommendations, I would like to ask The Vaccine Reaction to offer its articles in a printer friendly or PDF version. I would highly suggest that those doing vaccine research of source material to print everything, as certain source materials are being removed from the internet. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently deleted one of their incriminating articles. See this link:

    Want to do more research? What are diploid cells? They are tissues from murdered unborn babies used in vaccines.
    God please help us!

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