Symptoms include a sudden onset of limb weakness, loss of muscle tone and reflexes, facial droop, difficulty moving eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing, and slurred speech.
UH said both patients have been discharged, but the Ohio Department of Health and the CC are continuing to monitor the illness.
Michelle Holshu, an epidemiologist with the Washington State Department of Health, said all the local cases involve children younger than 6 who had respiratory illnesses the week before developing AFM.
The puzzling condition, known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis, causes partial paralysis in children and bears a striking resemblance to polio. "We will continue to work with our partners at the CDC and local health departments to make sure that all NY families have the information they need to prevent their children and others from getting the virus".
The Center for Disease Control had confirmed 38 cases across 16 states by the end of September. As of now there has been 10 cases of AFM reported in Northern Illinois. Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist Mark Hicar said driving the vehicle is more of a danger than catching AFM.
The CDC began tracking the cases in 2014 after seeing an uptick in the number of cases.
Two children in IL have been diagnosed with a rare Polio-like illness that is seeing a sudden uptick, mainly in kids, across the US.
There was a cluster of nine cases of AFM in Washington state back in 2016 and three cases a year ago. In some cases, the cause of AFM remains unknown. It can also be caused by poliovirus and non-polio enteroviruses, mosquito-borne viruses (such as West Nile virus or Zika virus) and possibly by non-infectious conditions.