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New Strain of Virus Linked to Polio-Like Symptoms

Researchers say strong evidence links enterovirus to paralysis outbreak

(Newser) - A terrifying outbreak of a polio-like illness appears to be caused by a new strain of a common virus, according to what researchers say is the strongest evidence yet linking enterovirus-68 to the cases of child paralysis. The outbreak of limb paralysis has hit 115 children in 34 states since... More »

Toddler With Enterovirus Dies in Father's Arms

Madeline Reid had been in an induced coma

(Newser) - A Michigan toddler died Friday of enterovirus-68, the virus that has swept across 45 states and forced hundreds of children to be hospitalized, the Detroit Free Press reports. Madeline Reid was 21 months old when she died in her father's arms. "We are just so incomplete at this... More »

New Jersey Preschooler Who Died Had Virus

But authorities can't say for sure whether EV-D68 is responsible for death

(Newser) - A 4-year-old who died in New Jersey had the virus that is making hundreds of kids sick around the country, reports NBC Philadelphia . Health authorities say the preschooler in Hamilton Township tested positive for enterovirus-D68. But as is the case with a child in Rhode Island who also died, health... More »

CDC Looks for Link Between Virus, Poliolike Symptoms

Girl who died in Rhode Island had enterovirus, though connection is unclear

(Newser) - A virus called enterovirus-68, or EV-68, continues to hospitalize kids around the country in unusually high numbers with respiratory trouble, and federal health authorities are trying to figure out whether there's a connection between the virus and cases of kids with paralysis or limb frailty, reports the New York ... More »

'Unprecedented' Outbreak Strikes Hundreds of Kids

Children hospitalized in 10 states with cold-like enterovirus

(Newser) - Hundreds of children have been hospitalized across several states with a respiratory illness that seems like a cold but can grow far worse, CNN reports. Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma have already called the CDC for help in tackling an enterovirus that appears... More »

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