Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Feds Launch Task Force to Combat Polio-Like Mystery Illness

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Monday the creation of an Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Task Force to better understand the polio-like mystery illness that continues to spread nationwide, largely affecting children.

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY LISSY DE ABREU Mothers and their newborns rest in a maternity center in Caracas, on December 15, 2011. According to the World Health Organization, Venezuela holds the first place in South America in cases of early pregnancy, with about 1,500 children born daily from …

Over 11,000 Children Under the Age of One Died in Venezuela in 2016

Venezuela released public health statistics for the first time in nearly two years this week, revealing skyrocketing infant and maternal mortality rates and a boom in the spread of diseases like malaria. Diphtheria, a disease Venezuela had fully eradicated by the 1990s, has returned.

Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Frontline Outreach Center in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (

Hillary Clinton Laughs off Question about Neurological Testing

“I am very sorry I got pneumonia,” Hillary Clinton says. “I am very glad that antibiotics took care of it and that’s behind us now. I have met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health.”

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage at a campaign rally at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on September 14, 2016 in Canton, Ohio.

Donald Trump Releases Medical Evaluation Report

“We are pleased to disclose all of the test results which show that Mr. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure — uninterrupted — the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of President of the United States,” states the Donald Trump campaign press release disclosing the medical results.

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets a girl on the sidewalk after leaving her daughter Chelsea's home in New York, U.S. September 11, 2016 in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/via Reuters TV

Hillary Clinton Visited And Played With Grandchildren After Pneumonia Diagnosis

After the collapse, she went to her daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment, as a spokesperson for the campaign said that she played with her two grandchildren and visited with her daughter. It is unclear why Clinton decided to visit her daughter and grandchildren, despite later saying she has pneumonia, which can be contagious.