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5 things to know about the poliolike condition that has hospitalized 2 Chicago-area children

CHICAGO_At least two children who have been diagnosed with a rare but serious condition that weakens muscles and limits mobility are being treated in Chicago, according to Lurie Children's Hospital.

The parents of a Batavia 2-year-old, Julia Payne, went public in hopes of raising awareness for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, which causes inflammation in the spinal cord area that directly affects a person's muscles. Now the downtown Chicago

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