UNE’s Dora Mills interviewed about virus causing paralysis in children

Dora Anne Mills

October 13, 2016

Dora Anne Mills, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, University of New England vice president for Clinical Affairs and director of the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation, took part in three interviews with WCSH about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and acute transverse myelitis (ATM), two viruses causing severe illnesses in children across the country.

WCSH reported on what could be the first case of ATM in Maine, a six year-old child who became ill and lost movement in his left arm. The local news affiliate interviewed Mills as part of a pre-taped segment, a live on-air segment and a Facebook Live question and answer session on the WCSH Facebook page. "In both ATM and AFM you have inflammation of the spinal cord, the lining, and with ATM it's usually a very specific area of the spinal cord that's affected,” Mills said. “With AFM it's the entire spinal cord that's affected."

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Watch the Facebook Live interview.

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