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Study confirms pathogenesis of EV-D68 virus causing polio-like paralyzing illness in children

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Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) has emerged in recent years, with large outbreaks seen in 2014, 2016, and 2018. AFM is a serious neurologic condition that causes muscle weakness, sometimes leading to permanent paralysis. Mortality is low, with only two reported deaths out of 682 confirmed AFM cases since 2014 in the United States.
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Study confirms pathogenesis of EV-D68 virus causing polio-like paralyzing illness in children

A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides evidence that enterovirus D68 directly infects spinal cord neurons and that a corresponding robust immune response is present—a direct causation to the polio-like paralyzing illness, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Matthew Vogt, MD, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and microbiology & immunology at the UNC School of Medicine, is the lead author of the study.

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Study Confirms Pathogenesis of EV-D68 Virus Causing Polio-like Paralyzing Illness in Children

A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides evidence that enterovirus D68 directly infects spinal cord neurons and that a correspond

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