News & Perspective

Feb 24, 2014

Feb 24, 2014
Sick child in hospital bed

Puzzling polio-like illness reported in 5 California children

Five California children suffered a puzzling illness that left them with limited limb function.

Sep 08, 2014

Sep 08, 2014
Young girl in ICU

Rare enterovirus blamed for severe respiratory illness in kids

EV-D68 earlier caused polio-like illness in 2 kids in California and has now affected about 12 states.

Sep 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014
Asthma inhaler

EV-D68 cases jump to 443 as neuro illnesses probed

The CDC reports 166 new cases and is investigating 9 neurologic illnesses in Colorado.

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014
Boy in wheelchair

CDC notes more EV-D68, sees link to earlier polio-like illness

As the CDC confirms 29 new cases, it reports that an outbreak strain is closely related to one from California in 2012.

Oct 01, 2014

Oct 01, 2014
US satellite image

CDC: EV-D68 found in four patients who died

The CDC says it's not clear what role EV-D68 played in the deaths, but Rhode Island reports a death due to bacterial infection.

Oct 02, 2014

Oct 02, 2014

News Scan for Oct 02, 2014

More US chikungunya cases
More EV-D68 cases
Antimicrobials in animals
Typhoid fever control gaps

Oct 03, 2014

Oct 03, 2014
Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver

Role of EV-D68 in polio-like illnesses still unclear

As officials announce 24 new EV-D68 cases, they say they can't confirm a link to cases involving polio-like symptoms.

Oct 06, 2014

Oct 06, 2014
Doctor using stethoscope on boy

EV-D68 blamed in NJ death as case count rises

The recent death of a 4-year-old is the nation's first directly caused by EV-D68 as cases jump to 594.

Oct 07, 2014

Oct 07, 2014

News Scan for Oct 07, 2014

EV-D68 cases top 600
Dengue in India, China
Two MERS cases in Saudi Arabia
Flu ebbs in Southern Hemisphere

Oct 09, 2014

Oct 09, 2014
Sick boy on oxygen

EV-D68 cases show signs of slowing

The growth in the number of US EV-D68 cases showed a possible sign of slowing today, with just 14 more confirmed.


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