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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

    Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962.

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

    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
    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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