October 16, 2014
When reviewing important medical information, clinicians utilize the CDC website for critical information. In doing so, there needs to be an inherent element of trust and ethics by the CDC to present factual information, regardless of how it may make the Agency, or their Directors look to the general public or practitioners.
It is with regret, that as a clinician, and as an Investigative Journalist, I need to report a disturbing finding on the CDC website. The issue surrounds the outbreak of Enterovirus D68.
Starting from August, 2014, the CDC website had been VERY CLEAR that Enterovirus, although discovered first in the US around 1962, HAS RARELY been reported to the CDC. I will post the Webster's Dictionary definition of "Rarely" so that we all are on the same page: