Respiratory Virus Hospitalizes Hundreds of Children

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

 Hundreds of children across the Midwest are being hospitalized for a respiratory virus. The C-D-C says the unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be just the tip of the iceberg. The virus is due to clusters of enterovirus.  And, ten states have contacted the C-D-C for assistance.  September is the peak season for an enterovirus.  The C-D-C says it’s not that unusual and its symptoms are like that of a very intense cold.  Officials say the virus is not fatal and people usually recover with limited treatment.  The C-D-C urges Americans to wash their hands and keep areas sanitized.

 

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