Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New report finds possible link between enterovirus D68 and polio-like condition


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By Linda Carroll

The link between a respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 and a polio-like illness has been bolstered by new research showing a spike in both the virus and reports of acute flaccid myelitis in children in 2018, a new government report suggests.

The report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforces previous research that the virus strikes every other year and in the late summer and early fall.

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