N.J. preschooler is 1st confirmed enterovirus death

October 7, 2014 12:46 AM

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N.J. preschooler is 1st confirmed enterovirus death

A preschool student in Hamilton, N.J., is the country's first confirmed death linked to enterovirus D68, a serious respiratory illness that has swept the U.S.

Eli Waller, 4, died in his sleep on Sept. 25, according to officials. Test results over this past weekend confirmed the virus, said Hamilton Mayor Kelly A. Yaede, who was one of a group of officials who informed Eli's parents of the results.

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