BayCare Clinic in the News: Be aware of acute flaccid myelitis
Tue, Aug 18, 2020
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.
“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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