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Enterovirus D-68 has been linked to five deaths, including 4 year-old Eli Waller of Hamilton Township, New Jersey, whose only symptom was pink eye when he went to bed.

Hundreds of children in at least 43 states have been hospitalized, some of them requiring intensive care.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with infectious disease specialist William Schaffner about the virus.


  • Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

This segment aired on October 6, 2014.

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