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Health Advisory: National Increase in Reports of Suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases

Nationally, from January 1 through October 16, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 62 confirmed cases of AFM in patients from 22 U.S. states. An additional 65 suspected cases are still under investigation at CDC. During this same time period, five suspected AFM cases have been reported to CDPH. One suspected case has been ruled out and four suspected cases remain under investigation; none have yet been confirmed.

Influenza A (H1N2) Variant Virus Confirmed in California Residents with Exposure to an Infected Pig at a Fair

Two cases of influenza A (H1N2) variant virus infection have been laboratory-confirmed in persons who had pig exposure at the California Mid-State Fair, which occurred in Paso Robles, CA during July 17–29. Influenza A (H1N2) was also detected in a pig at the fair.