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Enterovirus infection linked to type 1 diabetes

Children infected with enterovirus are around fifty percent more likely to develop type 1 diabetes in later life. Genetic and disease factors account for this increased probability.

New clues about kid's disease enterovirus D68

Scientists have mapped that genome of enterovirus D68, taken from patients treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The virus is currently causing a series of infections in the U.S., causing severe respiratory illness in children.

Kids with asthma at greatest risk from EV-D68 Special

Toronto - Parents of children with asthma should ensure that their asthma is well controlled to avoid potential complications from contact with the respiratory virus EV-D68, according to the Ontario Lung Association.

Enterovirus spreading among U.S. children

A previously rare respiratory virus is landing hundreds of children in hospitals across the U.S. Worryingly, it is unknown why the virus seems to only cause severe illness in children.

Virus striking Midwest may be tip of the iceberg, CDC reports

Kansas City - A peculiar flu-like virus that afflicts the respiratory system is sickening hundreds of children across the US Midwest, sending them to emergency rooms and clinics in at least ten states, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Mysterious paralyzing illness in California

Los Angeles - Scientists in California have identified strange and unexplained cases of polio-like paralysis in children. The patients experienced weakness and paralysis, which sometimes followed respiratory symptoms.

Enterovirus 71 Hits Beijing

The first reports of the Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infecting children in China's Capital of Beijing were confirmed today. 24,934 children in China have become sickened with this enterovirus and 42 children have died.

New Enterovirus Alert from China

China has taken a different tack this time around. The last outbreak of a highly contagious virus brought charges of a cover-up. In light of the Olympic Games China is being open about the current outbreak.

Severe outbreak of intestinal virus in China

An intestinal virus has killed 20 children and affected 1520 others in Fuyang City, Anhui Province. According to Xinhua, the virus is enterovirus 71, or EV71. What’s alarming about this disease is that it causes a range of other, serious, diseases.

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