A (relatively) new virus on the block: enterovirus D68

Hospitals in the mid-Western USA are seeing an abnormally high number of children with severe respiratory illness. From August to September 16, 2014, a total of 130 people in 12 states (Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania) were confirmed to have illness caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).1 In…

Would you like measles with that?

Measles was declared eliminated as a circulating disease in the United States in the year 2000.1 However, importation of measles into the U.S. from other countries where the virus remains endemic continues to be a threat. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that there have been 288 confirmed cases of…

On Vaccinations

Untied is honored to have Tina M. Cairns, PhD.  University of Pennsylvania Department of Microbiology, submit a guest post on the topic of vaccination. Please take a few minutes out of your day to read her incredibly detailed, researched and articulate perspective.  “No polio is great. Everything tastes better. The Internet’s helped. Been reading that a…