#1 Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68 by Cincinnatus 11.10.2014 16:27


"DETROIT (AP) — A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday.

Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus D68, according to Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Its chief medical officer, Dr. Rudolph Valentini, said in a statement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the illness after the Clinton Township girl's arrival, but did not specify which day she arrived...

A New Jersey state medical examiner said last week that a 4-year-old boy died of the virus, and the CDC says five people infected with the virus have died, but it's not clear what role the virus played. The CDC said in a release this week that the virus has sickened 691 people in 46 states and Washington, D.C."


Truly odd, isn't it, that no one seems to be particularly interested in how this disease began and spread throughout this country. Normally that is one of the first things public health officials try to determine, but not this time. Wonder why.

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