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Source: Washington Post

Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says

Today 06:07 GMT

Federal health officials are worried about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs, with 127 confirmed or suspected cases reported as of Tuesday.

Of those, 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis or AFM have been confirmed in 22 states, according to Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 90 percent of the confirmed cases have been in children 18 and under, with the average age being 4 years old.

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Source: CBS News

CDC confirms 62 cases of polio-like illness, mostly affecting kids

Today 13:37 GMT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 62 cases of the rare polio-like neurological condition acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, so far this year in the U.S.

They can help prevent AFM by taking steps to protect children from serious disease, including frequent hand washing, staying up to date on immunizations, and preventing mosquito bites.

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Source: Common Domain

Chief Justice Roberts Emphasizes Supreme Court’s Independence

Today 06:06 GMT

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday sought to quell some of the furor surrounding the Supreme Court and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, telling a college audience that the court remains an independent, nonpolitical institution in which justices are committed to working together.

When Mr. Stein asked how the chief justice’s job was different from that of his colleagues, the chief justice deadpanned, “Well, the most important difference is that I get 10,000 extra dollars.”

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Source: Common Domain

Instagram’s Co-Founder Basically Confirmed He Wasn’t Happy at Facebook

Today 02:26 GMT

Instagram co-founder and former chief executive Kevin Systrom suggested Monday that things weren’t so great at Facebook Inc.. Systrom spoke at Wired’s 25th anniversary event in San Francisco, in his first public comments since he and his Instagram partner Mike Krieger unexpectedly resigned from Facebook in September.

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