Tag Archives: Enterovirus D-68

Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

[Above image: A non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they […]

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Two More U.S. Deaths Linked to Polio-Like Enterovirus D-68

(Above image: A non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope) The U.S. death toll from the mysterious Enterovirus D-68, which primarily strikes young children, has reached eleven. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from eleven patients who died and […]

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CDC: Polio-like Enterovirus D-68 Linked to 9th U.S. Death

(Above image: A non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope) The U.S. death toll from the mysterious Enterovirus D-68, which primarily strikes young children, continues to rise. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from nine patients who died and […]

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CDC: Polio-Like Enterovirus Spreads, Linked to 8th Death in U.S.

(Above image: A non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope) The U.S. death toll from the mysterious Enterovirus D-68 continues to rise. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from eight patients who died and had samples submitted for testing.” […]

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CDC: 7th U.S. Death Linked to Polio-Like Respiratory Virus

(Above image: A non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope) As CDC resources have been stretched in dealing with the Ebola crisis, a lesser-known virus has become widespread in the U.S. and is now linked to a seventh death. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been […]

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Polio-like Illness Claims Sixth Life in U.S.

(Above image: A non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope) A Michigan toddler has become the sixth patient to die of Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) in the past two months. Madeline Reid was just 21-months old when she passed away at Children’s Hospital of Michigan Friday afternoon. A hospital official says the Centers for Disease Control […]

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