Preschool Enterovirus 68 Victim Died in His Sleep

October 6, 2014 6:55 PM

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Preschool Enterovirus 68 Victim Died in His Sleep

Courtesy of the Waller family(NEW YORK) -- The New Jersey preschooler who died of the respiratory illness enterovirus 68 went to sleep and never woke up, health officials say.

The death of 4-year-old Eli Waller is the first to be blamed on the virus that has swept the country, but health officials say he went to bed with none of its symptoms, which include cold-like symptoms but in some cases can involve wheezing and difficulty breathing.

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