Fourth case of AFM confirmed, according to DHHS

A fourth case of acute flaccid myelitis or AFM has been confirmed, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

AFM is a condition that causes muscle weakness.

The child with the confirmed condition is from northeastern Nebraska and is currently hospitalized.

There have been three other confirmed AFM cases in Nebraska. One additional reported case is undergoing further testing and expert review at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).