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Enterovirus D68: a new cause of acute paralysis?

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If you haven't heard of enterovirus D68 yet, the chances are you will soon. In 2014, an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) leading to lower limb paralysis affecting about 50 children in the US and Canada caused great concern; the typical prodrome of a febrile respiratory illness led to suspicions of a viral cause, and an enterovirus seemed a liked candidate because of its known predilection for attacking neural tissue. …

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