Sunday, September 14, 2014



A Simple Question

Is there a correlation between increasing cases of Enterovirus D68 and the influx of undocument, unaccompanied minors from Central America flooding into our communities and schools?

Enterovirus sickens more than a dozen in New York
15 kids in Kings County may have Enterovirus D68
Rare virus has sickened hundreds more children

You may never know

As the federal government refuses to disclose the locations to which the majority of undocumented minors are being sent.

Nebraska's governor says 200 children who entered the country illegally were sent to his state without warning and that federal officials are refusing to identify them or their locations. WSJ

Human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses in influenza-like illness in Latin America.

We collected nasopharyngeal swabs at clinics located in eight Latin American countries from 3,375 subjects aged 25 years or younger who presented with influenza-like illness.

Our subjects had a median age of 3 years and a 1.2:1.0 male:female ratio. HRV was identified in 16% and HEV was identified in 3%.

Limited data is available from Latin America regarding the clinical presentation and strains of these viruses in respiratory disease.  


National Institute of Health


EV-D68 infections are thought to occur less commonly than infections with other enteroviruses. It first was identified in California in 1962. Compared with other enteroviruses, EV-D68 has been rarely reported in the U.S. in the past 40 years. ChildrensMN

Back to my first question:

Is there a correlation between increasing cases of HEV-D68 and the increasing number of undocumented, unaccompanied minors from Central America?

Or better yet: Do you think your government would tell you if there were? 

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