And — despite years of testing prior cases — the cause of the illness is "still a mystery," Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Axios. Background: The illness first began to concern the CDC in , when there was an outbreak affecting people.
That was also the year there was an outbreak of the enterovirus D68 EV-D68 , and at first scientists thought there was a link. However, not all of the patients showed EV-D68 in their system, so that hypothesis was set aside.
Here's what we don't know, she said:. Researchers from multiple institutions have been examining AFM patients who were given Fluoxetine, popularly known as Prozac, to see if it helped them recover, as it's been shown to help kill enteroviruses. Meanwhile, preventative recommendations include:.
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