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Five California children suffered a puzzling illness that left them with limited limb function.
EV-D68 earlier caused polio-like illness in 2 kids in California and has now affected about 12 states.
The CDC reports 166 new cases and is investigating 9 neurologic illnesses in Colorado.
As the CDC confirms 29 new cases, it reports that an outbreak strain is closely related to one from California in 2012.
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.
As officials announce 24 new EV-D68 cases, they say they can't confirm a link to cases involving polio-like symptoms.
The recent death of a 4-year-old is the nation's first directly caused by EV-D68 as cases jump to 594.
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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