Illinois hospital restricts visits from children as virus spreads

September 6, 2014 9:01 PM

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Illinois hospital restricts visits from children as virus spreads

A virus which first made headlines as it swept through Missouri, has hospitals in Missouri and Illinois barring children visitors. Officials are attempting to limit the spread of this respiratory disease by placing age limitations on visitors.

The virus in Illinois resembles Enterovirus 68 (or EV-D68), which has already sent hundreds of Midwest children to the hospital. The virus begins with a fever, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing and can lead to breathing difficulties.

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