Colorado sees spike in cases of rare polio-like illness in children
14 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Colorado
Nicole Brady
7:48 AM, Oct 9, 2018
6:08 PM, Oct 9, 2018

DENVER -- Doctors are reporting a rare polio-like illness in children is once again spiking around the country, including in Colorado. Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a spinal disease the can leave children with permanent paralysis.

Health officials report 14 cases in Colorado so far in 2018. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said of those cases, 11 people tested positive for enterovirus A71, one tested positive for enterovirus D68 and two people tested negative for any type of enterovirus.

"While all the patients were hospitalized, nearly all have fully recovered. There have been no deaths," CDPHE's Shannon Barbare said in a statement...