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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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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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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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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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