What you need to know about the “mystery virus” acute flaccid paralysis

An unexplained increase in cases of a rare “mystery virus” among children is causing concern across North America. Acute flaccid paralysis, also known as acute flaccid myelitis, is being compared to polio because it causes the loss of function in one or more limbs. Watch the video below to hear from Dr. Jeff Pernica, an infectious disease expert at Hamilton Health Sciences, on what we know about AFP, how to recognize it, and whether you should be concerned.