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CDC: Enterovirus D68 continues to spread across US

September 19, 2014

Read the Perspective from Stanley Goldstein, MD, FAAAAI

The CDC has confirmed that enterovirus D68 has spread to 22 states, including the West Coast, infecting 160 people.

Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington have confirmed enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases, according to the CDC website. Clusters of severe respiratory illness recently have been reported in the US, primarily affecting children and sometimes involving hospitalization, particularly among those with a history of asthma and wheezing, the CDC reported.

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