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Surveillance for enterovirus D68 in colorado children reveals continued circulation.
J Clin Virol. 2017 07; 92:39-41.JC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The largest, most widespread outbreak of enterovirus D68 respiratory disease occurred from August to December of 2014 in the United States with 1153 confirmed infections in 49 states. The epidemiology of enterovirus D68 following the 2014 outbreak is unknown.

OBJECTIVES

This study seeks to describe the epidemiology of enterovirus D68 circulation amongst Colorado children from 2014 to 2016.

STUDY DESIGN

This is a prospective observational surveillance study of enterovirus D68 infection amongst children tested for respiratory pathogens from July-October 2014-2016 at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO), a quaternary care children's hospital in Aurora, CO.

RESULTS

Amongst rhinovirus/enterovirus positive respiratory specimens from intensive care unit patients, ninety-eight of 314 (31.2%) in 2014, none of 307 (0%) specimens in 2015, and 19 of 240 (7.9%) specimens in 2016 were identified as enterovirus D68. Amongst respiratory specimens from all patients during the prospective active surveillance period, none of 1469 (0%) in 2015 and 46 of 1403 (3.3%) were positive for enterovirus D68.

CONCLUSIONS

Surveillance for enterovirus D68 amongst respiratory specimens at a quaternary care children's hospital revealed a seasonal pattern of circulation in the late summer to early fall of 2014 and 2016. Continued surveillance of respiratory specimens is necessary to define the circulation pattern and understand the epidemiology of this emerging pathogen.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA; University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA.Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA; University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA. Electronic address: samuel.dominguez@ucdenver.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Observational Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28521212

Citation

Messacar, Kevin, et al. "Surveillance for Enterovirus D68 in Colorado Children Reveals Continued Circulation." Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, vol. 92, 2017, pp. 39-41.
Messacar K, Robinson CC, Pretty K, et al. Surveillance for enterovirus D68 in colorado children reveals continued circulation. J Clin Virol. 2017;92:39-41.
Messacar, K., Robinson, C. C., Pretty, K., Yuan, J., & Dominguez, S. R. (2017). Surveillance for enterovirus D68 in colorado children reveals continued circulation. Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 92, 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2017.05.009
Messacar K, et al. Surveillance for Enterovirus D68 in Colorado Children Reveals Continued Circulation. J Clin Virol. 2017;92:39-41. PubMed PMID: 28521212.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Surveillance for enterovirus D68 in colorado children reveals continued circulation. AU - Messacar,Kevin, AU - Robinson,Christine C, AU - Pretty,Kristin, AU - Yuan,Ji, AU - Dominguez,Samuel R, Y1 - 2017/05/11/ PY - 2017/02/16/received PY - 2017/04/25/revised PY - 2017/05/09/accepted PY - 2017/5/19/pubmed PY - 2018/3/1/medline PY - 2017/5/19/entrez KW - Acute flaccid myelitis KW - Enterovirus KW - Enterovirus-D68 KW - Respiratory disease KW - Surveillance SP - 39 EP - 41 JF - Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology JO - J Clin Virol VL - 92 N2 - BACKGROUND: The largest, most widespread outbreak of enterovirus D68 respiratory disease occurred from August to December of 2014 in the United States with 1153 confirmed infections in 49 states. The epidemiology of enterovirus D68 following the 2014 outbreak is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study seeks to describe the epidemiology of enterovirus D68 circulation amongst Colorado children from 2014 to 2016. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective observational surveillance study of enterovirus D68 infection amongst children tested for respiratory pathogens from July-October 2014-2016 at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO), a quaternary care children's hospital in Aurora, CO. RESULTS: Amongst rhinovirus/enterovirus positive respiratory specimens from intensive care unit patients, ninety-eight of 314 (31.2%) in 2014, none of 307 (0%) specimens in 2015, and 19 of 240 (7.9%) specimens in 2016 were identified as enterovirus D68. Amongst respiratory specimens from all patients during the prospective active surveillance period, none of 1469 (0%) in 2015 and 46 of 1403 (3.3%) were positive for enterovirus D68. CONCLUSIONS: Surveillance for enterovirus D68 amongst respiratory specimens at a quaternary care children's hospital revealed a seasonal pattern of circulation in the late summer to early fall of 2014 and 2016. Continued surveillance of respiratory specimens is necessary to define the circulation pattern and understand the epidemiology of this emerging pathogen. SN - 1873-5967 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28521212/Surveillance_for_enterovirus_D68_in_colorado_children_reveals_continued_circulation_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1386-6532(17)30146-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -