Enterovirus 68 suspected in Atlanta

September 10, 2014 4:47 PM

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Enterovirus 68 suspected in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are reporting a dramatic increase in respiratory infections and say Enterovirus EV-D68 is likely the cause. It's a respiratory virus affecting thousands of kids across 12 states.

Normally this time of year, doctors say about 15 or 20 children are treated for respiratory viruses each week. In the last three weeks, that number has skyrocketed. "Since about the third week in August, which corresponds about to the time that children starting going back to school, we have seen 90...

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