How common is enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection?

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Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses that have been recognized. In general, a mix of enteroviruses circulates every year, and different types of enteroviruses can be common in different years. Small numbers of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection have been reported regularly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 1987. However, in 2014 the number of people reported with confirmed EV-D68 infection is much greater than that reported in previous years. 

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