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Dec 02, 2014

Dec 02, 2014
Boy in wheelchair

CDC: Link between polio-like illness and EV-D68 looks likely

Neuroepidemiologist calls evidence of a connection "pretty convincing," but proof is still being sought.

Nov 06, 2014

Nov 06, 2014
Sick child wearing oxygen mask

CDC cites 2 more deaths in EV-D68 cases, more polio-like illnesses

US deaths in EV-D68 patients have reached 11, with 70 cases of polio-like illness.

Oct 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014
Boy in hospital bed

EVD-68 cases fading, but more unexplained neuro illnesses

Cases remain at 1,105, deaths climb to 9, and the CDC reports 13 new polio-like illnesses.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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