One More Strange Virus To Start The School Year

October 3, 2014 9:00 AM

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One More Strange Virus To Start The School Year

Just when you think the worst is over… Federal health officials are now investigating an illness that resembles the enterovirus that has been making kids sick all summer long; except this one is ending with paralysis.

The enterovirus from early this summer—EV-D68—is a distant relative of polio and causes moderate to severe lower respiratory infections. It is not a fun virus at all and while it is mostly treatable, has been fatal. But this new virus has health officials a little baffled, probably most of the child...

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