Enterovirus D68: 2nd child in U.S. dead from enterovirus strain

October 12, 2014 12:36 AM

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Enterovirus D68: 2nd child in U.S. dead from enterovirus strain

A 21-month-old girl is the first in the state of Michigan and second in the U.S. to die this year from a strain of the enterovirus that has infected hundreds in the U.S. and Canada, health officials said on Saturday.

Madeline Reid, who was stricken with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), passed away late on Friday while being treated at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, hospital officials said in a statement.

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