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2 years later, Montgomery County child still recovering from polio-like illness

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (October12, 2018)

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Thursday that at least two cases of a polio-like illness were reported in Southeast Texas this year. About one in a million people will be diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's a rare illness, but health officials have seen a spike in cases since 2014, mostly in children. “With AFM, Braden has had to relearn basically how to do everything, from breathing, talking, walking, and as you see, he’s come a really long way,” said Jamie Beckham, an occupational therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann The Woodlands.  Braden goes to TIRR Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands five hours a week.

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