What is the mystery respiratory virus making US children sick?

The virus’ most pronounced symptoms are wheezing, coughing and trouble breathing. Photograph: Nico Hermann/WestEnd61/Rex F Hundreds of children are showing symptoms of a rare respiratory illness, hospitals in at least 10 states report, and the CDC is investigating whether the trend could be an unprecedented outbreak of enterovirus D68.
Where is it? About 475 children have been treated at Missouri’s Children Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, at least 60 of whom are in intensive care, according to a spokesman (CNN). The CDC confirmed at least 19 cases of enterovirus D68 were found at the... read more

 
9 September 2014 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Guardian
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