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CDC: EV-D68 detected in four deaths

October 1, 2014

The CDC reported today that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its website.

The role of enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) infections in the deaths currently is unclear, with state health departments continuing to investigate, the CDC said.

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