Rhode Island Child, 10, Dies after Bacterial Infection While Carrying EV-D68

October 2, 2014 5:56 AM

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Rhode Island Child, 10, Dies after Bacterial Infection While Carrying EV-D68

A 10-year-old girl died in a Rhode Island hospital after an unusual combination between the Enterovirus D68 and a bacterial infection. Neither the name of the girl, nor the name of the hospital have been disclosed.

EV-D68 is not an unusual virus and certainly not a reason to panic. During this time of year, infections with EV-D68 are quite common. Between 10 and 15 million people are expected to contract the virus in the US. The majority of those infected will barely notice its presence, as a low fever and a r...

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