A mysterious illness that is seemingly sweeping the nation and affecting children was identified as Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM .
Today, doctors seem to have identified what is causing the mysterious ailment but still do not know why it’s happening. Now the NYS Department of Health has confirmed 39 cases in NY State with the culprit being enterovirus EV-D68.
Enteroviruses can be transmitted through close contact with an infected person. There is no specific treatment for the EV-D68 virus, other than managing symptoms.