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Update: CDC confirms enterovirus D68 cases in 16 states

September 17, 2014

The CDC has updated the number of confirmed enterovirus D68 cases to include 140 people in 16 states.

Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia have confirmed enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases, according to the CDC website. Clusters of severe respiratory illness recently have been reported across the US. The rash of illnesses primarily has affected children and in some cases required hospitalization, particularly among those with a history of asthma and wheezing, the CDC reported.

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Chronic Cough in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2014, Volume 43 Issue 8
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Andrews discusses orthopedic surgeons’ role in the prevention of youth sports injuries

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