The number of verified cases of acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology in the United States has risen to 70 in 29 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Thursday. Cases have also been reported from Canada.
It is important to note that a causal link has yet to be definitely established.
Now Europe has reported their first case of of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) following enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) infection in a 4-year-old boy from France. Details of his case can be found HERE.
In the US, the CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 1,116 people in 47 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68, as of Thursday.
EV-D68 has been detected in specimens from 11 patients who died and had samples submitted for testing.
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