Isolation of an Enterovirus D68 from Blood from a Child with Pneumonia in Rural Haiti: Close Phylogenetic Linkage with New York Strain

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Abstract

We report the detection and isolation of enterovirus D68 from the blood of a 6-year-old child in rural Haiti, who presented with high fever and clinical signs suggestive of pneumonia. On phylogenetic analysis, this Haitian isolate was virtually identical to an enterovirus D68 strain circulating in New York during the same time period.

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