|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 63, Early Release
October 3, 2014
|Acute Neurologic Illness of Unknown Etiology in Children — Colorado, August–September 2014|
Daniel M. Pastula, MD, Negar Aliabadi, MD, Amber K. Haynes, MPH, et al.
MMWR 2014;63(Early Release):1-2
On September 16, 2014, CDC was notified by the Colorado Department of
Public Health and Environment of a cluster of nine children evaluated at
Children’s Hospital Colorado with acute neurologic illness characterized
by extremity weakness, cranial nerve dysfunction, or both. Neurologic illness
onsets occurred during August 8–September 15, 2014. This report
summarizes the investigation that followed.
|Acute Flaccid Paralysis with Anterior Myelitis — California, June 2012–June 2014|
Patrick Ayscue, DVM, Keith Van Haren, MD, Heather Sheriff, et al.
MMWR 2014;63(Early Release):1-4
A total of 23 cases of acute flaccid paralysis with anterior myelitis were
identified during August 2012–June 2014 in California. No common etiology
was identified, although clinical laboratory findings supported a viral etiology.
Two patients tested positive for enterovirus D68 from upper respiratory specimens.
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