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When was enterovirus D68 discovered?

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Enterovirus D68 isn't new. Experts first identified it in 1962. Since then, it only seemed to affect a very small number of people. That changed in 2014, when the CDC reported a national outbreak.

There are more than 100 other enteroviruses.

From: What Is Enterovirus D68? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Growing Enterovirus Outbreak Ensnaring Children, Teens."

CDC: "Enterovirus D68," "Non-Polio Enterovirus," "Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68--Missouri and Illinois, 2014."

Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians: "Clinical Advisory Regarding Enterovirus D68."

Oberste, M. Journal of General Virology, May 2004.

University of California San Francisco: "Rare Polio-Like Disease in California."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on November 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Growing Enterovirus Outbreak Ensnaring Children, Teens."

CDC: "Enterovirus D68," "Non-Polio Enterovirus," "Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68--Missouri and Illinois, 2014."

Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians: "Clinical Advisory Regarding Enterovirus D68."

Oberste, M. Journal of General Virology, May 2004.

University of California San Francisco: "Rare Polio-Like Disease in California."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on November 16, 2018

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