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Non-polio enteroviruses are very common and can infect anyone. Most people who get infected with these viruses do not get sick or they only have mild illness, like the common cold. But some people can have serious complications, especially infants and people with weakened immune systems…


Health Alert

Fall, 2015

From August to October 2014, CDC received increased reports of children across the United States who developed a neurologic illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). CDC continues to receive and investigate sporadic reports of cases. It is unclear if an increase in cases could occur again this year. Therefore, CDC is re-emphasizing to clinicians and health departments the importance of continued vigilance for AFM cases among all age groups. See Investigation of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in U.S. Children, 2014.

Keep your child from getting and spreading Enterovirus D68

What Parents Need to Know about EV-D68 and Respiratory Illness, CDC

Enterovirus D68

In 2014, the United States experienced a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness.

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