CDC notes more EV-D68, sees link to earlier polio-like illness

October 1, 2014 12:56 AM

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CDC notes more EV-D68, sees link to earlier polio-like illness

Another 29 cases were reported today in the nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infections in children, and one of the outbreak strains is closely related to a strain that was associated with polio-like illness in a few California children in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The outbreak count grew today to 472 confirmed cases in 41 states and Washington, D.C., from 443 cases in 40 states and Washington yesterday, the agency reported. The new state on the list is New Hampshire. All but one of the cases have been in children.

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