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Analysis of all randomized trials of the drug's effectiveness found a significant reduction in symptom duration, risk of hospitalization, and likelihood of disease complications.
UNMEER head calls the situation "perilous," because the disease is still present in 25 of 66 districts in the three outbreak nations.
January's new cases alone top the total from some entire years, as outbreak spreads to 14 states.
Hundreds of thousands of poultry affected in more than 100 outbreaks involving various subtypes.
The study supports but doesn't prove a link between polio-like symptoms and EV-D68 in kids.
Response efforts are shifting into their next phase: building capacity to detect every case.
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