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Jan 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018
Wheelchair

New analysis strengthens link between EV-D68, poliolike complications

A 20-study meta-analysis finds good evidence of an association between the virus and acute flaccid myelitis.

Mar 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017
Lab pipetting

CDC updates flaccid myelitis testing, expands search for clues

Last year saw a surge of 136 AFM cases in 37 states.

Nov 02, 2016

Nov 02, 2016
Hospitalized girl

CDC probes rise in AFM cases as Washington reports cluster

A recent surge may be linked to a cluster of suspected cases in Washington state.

Mar 31, 2015

Mar 31, 2015
Child in wheelchair

Genetic study boosts evidence for EV-D68 in polio-like cases

The virus was found in half the acute flaccid myelitis patients studied, and earlier testing may have identified more, say authors.

Jan 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2015
EV-D68 under the microscope

Report on polio-like illness in kids supports link to EV-D68

The study supports but doesn't prove a link between polio-like symptoms and EV-D68 in kids.

Jan 08, 2015

Jan 08, 2015
Polio patient

CDC: Only 1 patient has fully beaten puzzling polio-like illness

AFM cases now total 103, while EV-D68 cases have reached 1,153, including 13 deaths.

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.

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