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Neuroepidemiologist calls evidence of a connection "pretty convincing," but proof is still being sought.
US deaths in EV-D68 patients have reached 11, with 70 cases of polio-like illness.
Cases remain at 1,105, deaths climb to 9, and the CDC reports 13 new polio-like illnesses.
The growth in the number of US EV-D68 cases showed a possible sign of slowing today, with just 14 more confirmed.
The recent death of a 4-year-old is the nation's first directly caused by EV-D68 as cases jump to 594.
As officials announce 24 new EV-D68 cases, they say they can't confirm a link to cases involving polio-like symptoms.
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 the CDC confirms 29 new cases, it reports that an outbreak strain is closely related to one from California in 2012.
The CDC reports 166 new cases and is investigating 9 neurologic illnesses in Colorado.
EV-D68 earlier caused polio-like illness in 2 kids in California and has now affected about 12 states.
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