Treasure Valley boy contracts first suspected case of paralyzing illness in Idaho

Posted at 5:27 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 00:18:52-05
A Treasure Valley boy is in the fight of his life after being diagnosed with the first suspected case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM in Idaho. 
AFM is the same illness that can result in paralysis that is affecting a handful of kids in Washington State.
Just last week, 3-year-old Ashton was strong, but then his parents noticed a loss of movement in his right arm. 
At the hospital, doctors gave the boy the suspected diagnosis.
Ashton's parents say they had never even heard of it before.
Health officials are unclear how or why children are contracting the debilitating disease.
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