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Enterovirus 68 - US outbreak 2014

  1. Sep 29, 2014 #1

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    Paralysis Link Suspected as Enterovirus Spreads
    https://gma.yahoo.com/paralysis-suspected-enterovirus-spreads-114933877--abc-news-health.html [Broken]
    CDC Investigates Limb Paralysis in Children After Enterovirus 68 Outbreak
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cdc-in...ren-enterovirus-68-outbreak/story?id=25804998

    Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962.
    http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/ev-d68.html

    States with Lab-confirmed Enterovirus D68
    http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/outbreaks/EV-D68-states.html [Broken]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterovirus
    The poliovirus is an enterovirus, but there are 64 non-polio enteroviruses that can cause disease in humans.
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2014 #2

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    Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused boy's death
    http://news.yahoo.com/official-enterovirus-68-virus-caused-boys-death-193806783.html [Broken]

    Children who have not been exposed to forms of enteroviruses may lack immunity to E68, and thus are more susceptible to it.

    Girl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus
    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/enterovirus-68-us-outbreak-2014.773581/
    I'm not sure if his girl counts as one of the four, since she died of staph infection associated with the E68 infection.
     
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  4. Oct 5, 2014 #3

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    My wife read that the 4yo boy showed no symptoms. Just went to sleep and didn't wake up in the morning. That's a little bit disturbing.
     
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