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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Deadly Virus Confirmed In 44 States And DC, Spreading Fast

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

With the chaos surrounding the first imported case of Ebola in the United States, many have missed the fact that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their website with yet another state listed as having at least one lab confirmed case of the deadly EV-D68 (aka EV-68, official name Enterovirus D68), bringing the total to 44 states and Washington DC. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

As the CDC website states clearly, they are only informing the public of states with at least one lab confirmed case in that state, without providing the number of actual cases in that state. Officials are also mystified over the the fact that while EV-D68 is listed as a "non-polio" enterovirus, multiple states are seeing "paralysis" as a symptom associated with this particular outbreak.

EV-D8 has been detected in four children that have died, and one case of a NJ child who died without showing any symptom usually associated with the virus has been reported. On October 4, 2014, it was reported that "Cases of the sometimes-deadly Enterovirus D68 (EV D68) in California children have begun multiplying following exponential numbers of cases nationwide."

As was reported at All News PipeLine in late September, the media and government officials continue to ignore, neglect or deliberately are not reporting, that despite the continuous statements that the enterovirus season is in the Summer and Fall, back in January and February of 2014, it was seen and reported on by National Geographic and Boston Globe, that no less that 20 to 25 cases of  sudden paralysis were found in children and it was linked to the EV-D68 virus which is now spreading across the US at an alarming rate.