Enterovirus D68 Prompts Hospital Wards to Ban Child Visitors

September 17, 2014 5:31 PM

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Enterovirus D68 Prompts Hospital Wards to Ban Child Visitors

Several hospitals have banned children from visiting patients amid fears of a respiratory virus that has sent some children to the hospital gasping for breath.

Hospitals in upstate New York –- including SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse -– are the latest to restrict young visitors as Enterovirus D68 spreads primarily among children nationwide. State health departments have reported possible cases in 27 states, and experts say the virus likely in...

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