Enterovirus respiratory illness hits 12 states, still spreading

September 17, 2014 4:54 PM

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Enterovirus respiratory illness hits 12 states, still spreading

Health officials say 12 states now have seen cases enterovirus 68, an uncommon virus that causes serious respiratory illness. The outbreak began in the Midwest but cases are now confirmed from Colorado to the Northeast and in several states in the South.

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All of the patients are children.

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