Cases of Enterovirus D68 On The Rise In California; Local Hospitals Prepare

October 3, 2014 11:55 PM

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Cases of Enterovirus D68 On The Rise In California; Local Hospitals Prepare

California public health officials announced Friday that 14 people have now been diagnosed with Enterovirus D-68, a respiratory virus that has sent children to emergency rooms across the country. Out of the 14 cases, there were no cases confirmed in the Central Valley.

So far, the virus has affected children ages ranging from 11 months old to 15 years of age in the state, epidemiologist Dr. Gil Chavez said. Mild symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, coughing, fever and muscle aches. Health officials say symptoms can escalate for children with asthma, triggering s...

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