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Mystery Outbreaks Now Linked to 115 Paralyzed Children and 14 Deaths

[Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] Today came yet another among many examples of the broken Freedom of Information FOI process: a letter from the government regarding my request for information about the deadly U.S. outbreak of Enterovirus (EV) D68. EV-D68 is a polio-like virus linked to the deaths of at […]

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The Non-Measles Outbreak That’s Not Making News

[Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) terms the current measles outbreak in the U.S. as “large multi-state outbreak.” Discussion has permeated everywhere from traditional news media to commentary and pop culture websites. At 141 cases and growing, the incidence of measles is widely considered serious […]

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CDC: Twelve Deaths Linked to Polio-Like EV-D68

(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 twelve. But as the number of livest lost increases, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that most states over the last five weeks have indicated “reduced EV-D68-like illness […]

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Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.

At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. (Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen using an immunoelectron microscopic technique. Courtesy: CDC) The lastest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The […]

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