CDC: DEADLY Enterovirus D68 Sweeping Across US – May Have Killed More Children

A child with a staph infection and Enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state’s health department announced today. The child passed away last week.

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An earlier map of the Enterovirus D68 outbreak before it was diagnosed in Rhode Island.

It may not have been the first death linked to Enterovirus D68
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has detected enterovirus D68 in samples from patients who died recently in other states.

The Enterovirus D68 that is spreading among children across the U.S. particularly in the Midwest. The mysterious disease has been known to afflict Central America in the past.

Until recently the occurrence of EV-D68 was rare in the United States. Between 1970 and 2005 only 26 clinical isolates of EV-D68 were reported in the USA. Over the years, clusters have been reported in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona and various countries.

Hundreds of children in Missouri and several other states have already been hospitalized because of Enterovirus EV-D68.

ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser recently pointed out that “Viruses don’t tend to respect borders.”

Undocumented aliens are bringing diseases across the border into America. The Obama administration has relocated illegal immigrant children to all 50 states. Expect more outbreaks as the school year begins.

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