Health officials: Contagious Enterovirus D68 suspected in King County

September 11, 2014 4:52 PM

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KING COUNTY — Local health officials believe a cluster of child patients with severe respiratory illness at a local hospital are suffering from Enterovirus D68, the contagious virus that has sickened thousands of children across the country in the past week.

Seattle and King County Public Health officials made the announcement Thursday after a group of children at Seattle Children’s Hospital tested positive for a possible Enterovirus infection, health official said.

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