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N.J. boy who died of enterovirus showed no symptoms

10/6/2014

New York Daily News
By Victoria Taylor

Four-year-old Eli Waller stayed home from preschool on Sept. 24 with a slight case of pink eye.

He seemed to be in otherwise good health when he went to bed that night, but the little boy from Hamilton Township, N.J., never woke up, the town's health officer Jeff Plunkett said.

Eli is the first child whose death has been linked directly to enterovirus D68, a severe respiratory virus that has infected more than 500 people, mostly children, in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

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