Enterovirus D68 Found in 4 Patients Who Have Died, Including 10-Year-Old Girl

October 2, 2014 1:56 PM

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Enterovirus D68 Found in 4 Patients Who Have Died, Including 10-Year-Old Girl

(CNN) -- Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is unclear what role the virus played in their deaths. In fact, it's possible that enterovirus had nothing to do with them. The virus is very common, especially in the late summer and early fall, with the CDC estimating 10 million to 15 million infections each year in the United States.

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