Rare, polio-like disorder not confirmed in Hawaii

  • Quinton Hill, 7, lost movement in one arm last month due to a mysterious syndrome known as acute flaccid myelitis. Treatment at Children’s Hospital followed multiple tests and imaging scans to diagnose him. Six Minnesota children have suffered AFM in recent weeks. (Courtesy of Hill family/MCT)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii health officials said Thursday the state has yet to confirm a case of acute flaccid myelitis — a polio-like illness that’s infected dozens of people, most frequently children, across the nation.