Enterovirus D68 Infection in Children with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Colorado, USA, 2014

  title={Enterovirus D68 Infection in Children with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Colorado, USA, 2014},
  author={Negar Aliabadi and Kevin Messacar and Daniel M. Pastula and Christine C Robinson and Eyal Leshem and James Sejvar and William Allan Nix and Max Oberste and Daniel R Feikin and Samuel R. Dominguez},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
During August 8, 2014-October 14, 2014, a total of 11 children with acute flaccid myelitis and distinctive neuroimaging changes were identified near Denver, Colorado, USA. A respiratory prodrome was experienced by 10, and nasopharyngeal specimens were positive for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) for 4. To determine whether an association exists between EV-D68 infection and acute flaccid myelitis, we conducted a retrospective case-control study comparing these patients with 2 groups of outpatient… CONTINUE READING
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