A mysterious polio-like disease is sweeping across the country, paralyzing children. The average age of all patients is just 4 years old. So far, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 116 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) across 33 states. It’s rare – just one in a million children will contract it – but it can also be deadly. And doctors don’t yet know the cause or how to treat it. Joey Wilcox’s parents thought he had just come down with a cold. Suddenly, a cold became a fever, and after that Joey stopped being able to walk. Soledad O’Brien sits down with his father Jeremy Wilcox to share his son’s story and warn other parents about AFM.

 

 

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