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12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

September 24, 2014

Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report. Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania collectively have 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus, part of the family of viruses that includes the common cold, can sometimes require hospitalization, especially for children with asthma. To read more, click here

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