CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states, but not Del.

September 20, 2014 6:59 AM

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CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states, but not Del.

Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children.

An uncommon virus - enterovirus 68 - is causing the illnesses. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that 160 lab-confirmed cases were reported in the 22 states. On Tuesday, the CDC's count was 130 cases in 12 states.

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