Four additional states and the District of Columbia are the latest to report confirmed Enterovirus D68 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
From mid-August to September 22, 2014, a total of 175 people from 27 states were confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. The 27 states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
The cases of EV-D68 infection were confirmed by the CDC or state public health laboratories that notified CDC. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page
Most states are likely affected by respiratory illnesses caused by EV-D68. However, it is too soon to know how widespread it is in the United States, the CDC notes.
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962, but it has not been commonly reported in the United States with about 100 cases confirmed prior to this outbreak.