UPDATE: CDC CONFIRMS 4 YEAR OLD DIES FROM ENTEROVIRUS D68 IN NJ 10/3/14
From mid-August to October 3, 2014, CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 538 people from 43 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. The 42 states are (Newly added states are listed in BOLD type):
District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
This indicates that at least one case has been detected in each state listed but does not indicate how widespread infections are in each state.
CDC is prioritizing testing of specimens from children with severe respiratory illness. Of the specimens tested by CDC lab, about half have tested positive for EV-D68. About one third have tested positive for an enterovirus or rhinovirus other than EV-D68.
In the upcoming weeks, more states will have confirmed cases of EV-D68 infection.