Enterovirus 68 linked to paralysis in children, study says

March 31, 2015 12:40 AM

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Enterovirus is a fairly common respiratory virus, but one particular strain of it, enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, was diagnosed in hundreds of patients during an outbreak in 2014. Though it's common, this strain caused severe symptoms, resulting in higher-than-normal hospitalizations and at least one death.

A study by researchers at University of California, San Francisco, found there was a link between patients diagnosed with EV-D68 and acute flaccid myelitis, or limb paralysis.

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