Texas has confirmed nine cases of enterovirus D68 among Texas residents, the first identified in 2014. The nine cases were among Texas residents treated at Dallas hospitals for respiratory illnesses between late July and early September. None was reported as part of an unusual cluster of illnesses, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services today.


From mid-August to September 26, 2014, CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 277 people from 40 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68.

The 40 states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

This indicates that at least one case has been detected in each state listed but does not indicate how widespread infections are in each state. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

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