Four cases of enterovirus D-68 have been confirmed at Boston Children's Hospital.
Officials clarify that these are not the same four children who were treated for Polio-like symptoms.
The government says this strain of enterovirus has sickened at least 500 people in over 40 states. Almost all have been children.
One Rhode Island girl who was confirmed to have enterovirus D-68 died of a staph infection last week. State health officials say this is a very rare combintation.
On Tuesday, Doctor Mark Gorman of Boston Children's Hospital said that some children with enterovirus in Colorado are exhibiting Polio-like symptoms, such as numbness of limbs. The Center for Disease Control is investigating the possibility of a connection.
Although the virus is serious, public health officials are urging the public not to panic. They say washing hands throughout the day significantly lowers the chances of catching the virus.