Respiratory virus confirmed in 8-year-old girl in Southeastern Mass.

September 23, 2014 7:49 PM

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BOSTON (AP) — State health officials say a case of an unusual respiratory virus affecting children around the country has been confirmed in an 8-year-old southeastern Massachusetts girl.

Department of Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett said Tuesday the girl has a history of asthma. She was hospitalized and has recovered. Boston Children’s Hospital said the child was treated there.

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