The rare and poorly-understood disease acute flaccid myelitis has been diagnosed in a further 10 people in the US over the past week. Colorado and Texas have been the worst hit states so far this year.
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Acute flaccid myelitis, which leaves youngsters unable to move their face, neck, back or limbs, has had nine more confirmed cases so far this year than in 2016 and a staggering 155 more than when the disease emerged just six years ago. Pictured is five-year-old Carter Roberts, of Richmond, Virginia, who died in September after catching the disease in 2016.