Outbreak of paralyzing disease linked to non-polio enterovirus

Using multiple genomic sequencing tests, TGen identified a specific non-polio enterovirus — EV-D68 — among at least four children, according to a new study. The finding is significant because AFM cases are continuing to increase and there has been no official recognition that this disease is being caused by EV-D68, which limits the research community’s ability to develop preventative measures, such as new vaccines.

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