It's a rare but serious condition, that causes inflammation in the spinal cord area that directly affects a person's muscles.
The agency said it hasn't confirmed the cause for the majority of the cases, which primarily occur in children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is concerned about a Polio-like condition with 38 reported cases nationwide this year in 16 states. However, it remains a very rare condition with less than one in a million affected.
All of the recent cases have arisen in northern Illinois, but Illinois Department of Public Health officials did not provide any more detailed information about the most recent case or the other cases. Minnesota has a cluster.
"The outbreak in 2014, of the tests we did that year, about a third of them with a certain virus that we think was causing that outbreak", he said. "Shoot, two months ago I couldn't walk now I can in my walker". The Department's Wadsworth Laboratory is the only laboratory in the state that can confirm EV-D68.
The reported IL cases are preliminary diagnoses and only the U.S. Centers for Disease Control can confirm the diagnosis, according to Arnold.
A 10th child in IL has now been diagnosed with the poliolike condition known as acute flaccid myelitis, which causes paralysis and difficulty swallowing, according to state health officials. Symptoms usually include runny nose, sneezing, cough, body aches, and muscle aches. So far, there is no specific treatment for it.
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Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of influenza.