Rare, serious respiratory virus sickening kids across Midwest

September 7, 2014 6:53 PM

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Rare, serious respiratory virus sickening kids across Midwest

Hundreds of young children suffering from a for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold have been filling up intensive care units in several Midwest cities.

As the school year gets underway, a CDC official said in an interview Sunday that the large number of seriously ill patients being reported now could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases."

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