Clusters of Acute Respiratory Illness Associated with Human Enterovirus 68 -- Asia, Europe, and United States, 2008-2010

Imamura, Tadatsugu; Suzuki, Akira; Meijer, Adam; Niesters, Hubert G. M.; Rahamat-Langendoen, Janette C.; Lojo, Jose; Hodinka, Richard L.; Coffin, Susan; Ostroff, Stephen M.; Kraft, Colleen S.; Redd, John T.; Erdman, Dean D.; Lu, Xiaoyan; Oberste, Mark S.; Stockman, Lauren J.; Armstrong, Gregory L.; Jacobson, Lara M.; Yen, Catherine Y.
September 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/30/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 38, p1301
The article focuses on the prevalence of acute respiratory illness related to human enterovirus 68 (HEV68) in Asia, Europe and the U.S. from 2008-2010, which included fatal cases from the Philippines and Japan. It is in the Philippine's Eastern Visayas that an outbreak of HEV68 was seen in late October 2008, which affected 21 patients who were mostly 0-4 years old. In Arizona, the state Department of Health Services detected HEV68 in 5 patients from August - September 2010.


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