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January 21, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Doctors seek link between paralysis in 2 Oregon girls, virus

PORTLAND — Two Oregon girls are suffering from sudden paralysis, and doctors are trying to figure out whether it was caused by enterovirus 68. Dr. Richard Leman of the state Health Authority says more than 100 American children have suffered recently from such muscle weakness. About a third had enterovirus 68. Infectious disease specialists want to know…

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September 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Two children first cases of enterovirus in the state

Officials with Public Health – Seattle & King County said Friday morning that two children, one from King County and the other from Snohomish County, are the state’s first diagnosed cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The presence of the respiratory illness in the children was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The children were stable…

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September 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Respiratory illness affecting children across country could be here

A severe respiratory illness affecting children in the Midwest may be showing up in the Seattle area, say local health officials. Officials are working with Seattle Children’s to investigate a cluster of patients with severe respiratory illness who tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection, according to a news release issued Thursday by Public Health…

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