Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious neurologic condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of the spinal cord called gray matter. This causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been thoroughly investigating AFM since 2014. There is currently no specific treatment or prevention for AFM.
McKing Consulting Corporation was contracted to assist CDC in establishing a biorepository. Through the AFM Biorepository, researchers will have ready access to samples to study possible risk factors or causes that are hypothesized. This eliminates the need to wait for a new outbreak to occur to have sufficient quantities of samples for a study.
Communications and Promotional Materials for Potential Participants
|AFM Biorepository Fact Sheet for Patients||English||Spanish|
|AFM Biorepository FAQ for Patients||English||Spanish|
Hospital Coordinator Training Materials and Guides
Collection Kit Return Packaging and Shipping Instructions
|Informed Consent Form/Permission Form||English||Spanish|
|Assent Language for ages 8-14||English||Spanish|
|Nasal Wash Consent Form (if needed)||English||Spanish|
How to reach us
For more information, call us at 855-874-6912, or email AFMproject@secure.mcking.com.