Respiratory virus infects more than 12 New York children: health officials

September 12, 2014 11:34 PM

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Respiratory virus infects more than 12 New York children: health officials

The bug, known as EV-D68 is a garden-variety respiratory illness, but its effects can be severe enough to warrant hospitalization, especially among kids with asthma, officials said. Currently there is no known treatment or vaccination for the virus.

A serious respiratory illness has infected more than a dozen children in New York, prompting health officials to issue a statewide alert to parents Friday.

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