Now 3 years old, Hunter has slowly recovered. He continues to get therapy to strengthen his muscles and uses electric stimulation pads to help rejuvenate his damaged nerves.
What parents can do to prevent AFM
The CDC says there are preventive measures people can take to reduce the risk of infections that could lead to AFM.
“Getting vaccinated, taking precaution against mosquitoes,— all of these things are recommended by the CDC,” Narula said.
Vaccines and hand-washing help protect against the spread of viral illnesses, while insect repellent helps ward off the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus.