ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed cases of polio-like illness in 31 states, including one in New Mexico.
The CDC has confirmed 116 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in the United States this year. That's up to 10 from last week.
Most children with confirmed cases had viral illness about one week before the onset of paralysis.
It is unclear whether there is a higher risk of AFM in states that have a greater number of cases, or whether those states are better at identifying and reporting cases.