News & Perspective

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.

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.

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