AFM Biorepository

Information for Hospital On-Site Coordinators

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

Training Presentation Video

Training Presentation

Collection Guidelines

Collection Kit Content List

Collection Kit Return Packaging and Shipping Instructions

Consent Documents

Informed Consent Form/Permission Form English Spanish
Assent Language for ages 8-14 English Spanish
Nasal Wash Consent Form (if needed) English Spanish

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For more information, call us at 855-874-6912, or email

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