Multiple states have reported parechovirus (PeV) cases in newborns and young infants since May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted clinicians and public health departments yesterday. A common infection, PeV has been known to circulate in summer and fall and follow a cyclical pattern, peaking every two to four years. CDC advised clinicians to test for PeV in children with fever, sepsis-like syndrome or neurologic illness. All cases tested to date were PeV-A3, which can cause severe disease.
 

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