Polio-like Illness that Paralyzes Children on the Rise Again

Oct 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm |

It's rare, but VERY serious

Carter Roberts, of Chesterfield, Virginia, was an active 3-year-old boy. But over the course of a weekend, Carter went from a healthy pre-schooler, to a paralyzed patient unable to move his arms or legs.

“He needed a tube to help him breath,” says his mother Robin Roberts.

“Doctors were working really hard to try and figure out what was going on.”

After several tests and an MRI, Carter was diagnosed with AFM.

Credit: Facebook / Carter's Coalition

Credit: Facebook / Carter’s Coalition

AFM is a virus that affects the nervous system and it’s on the rise again.

What is AFM and how can you keep your children safe?