Upsurge of Enterovirus D68, the Netherlands, 2016
Emerging Infectious Diseases January 2017 V.23 N.1
Marjolein KnoesterComments to Author , Elisabeth H. Schölvinck, Randy Poelman, Sylvia Smit, Clementien L. Vermont, Hubert G.M. Niesters, and Coretta C. Van Leer-Buter
Author affiliations: University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
In June and July 2016, we identified 8 adults and 17 children with respiratory enterovirus D68 infections. Thirteen children required intensive care unit admission because of respiratory insufficiency, and 1 had concomitant acute flaccid myelitis. Phylogenetic analysis showed that all of 20 sequences obtained belong to the recently described clade B3.