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New Jersey boy's death is 1st linked directly to enterovirus

Oct 06, 2014    

(Reuters) - A New Jersey boy who went to bed last month in seemingly good health and died in his sleep is the first fatality linked directly to a strain of enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people, a local medical official said on Sunday.The 4-year-old boy, identified as Eli Waller of Hamilton Township, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Atlantic City, never awoke after going to sleep on the night of Sept. 24, Hamilton Township Health Officer Jeff Plunkett said. Waller's cause of death was determined by the Mercer County Medical Examiner's office to be Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), Plunkett ...

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