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BayCare Clinic in the News: Be aware of acute flaccid myelitis

Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Christopher Painter is interviewed by WBAY Channel 2 News

Dr. Christopher Painter, an emergency medicine physician with BayCare Clinic, was interviewed by WBAY Channel 2 News for a health news feature about an uncommon condition that affects children – acute flaccid myelitis.

 

Painter encouraged people to be aware of the condition – but not overly concerned – as it shares some symptoms associated with COVID-19.

 

Read or watch the WBAY story.

 

“We shouldn’t worry about this illness too much, but we should do our best to be smart, be safe, and be respectful of other people. We can do that by wearing a mask, washing our hands, and if we have children, teaching them to do the same thing,” Painter said.

 

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