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

Enterovirus D68 can only be diagnosed by performing specific lab tests on specimens taken from a person’s nose and throat. This test is currently available only through a few labs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working on developing a test that will provide faster results.

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