Michigan has its first confirmed case this year of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. The patient is a child in Wayne County.
Nationally, there have been 134 cases of acute flaccid myelitis in 2018. AFM can cause muscle weakness, facial drooping and paralysis. Most of those affected have been children.
Lynn Sutfin is a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
"This is incredibly rare," Sutfin emphasizes. "This is the only case we've had diagnosed and confirmed in Michigan this year. Just definitely keep an eye out; ask your health care provider if you're concerned, but we definitely don't want anyone panicking."