Respiratory Virus Seen In 3 Deaths, But Its Role Remains Unclear

October 1, 2014 6:39 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say three people died who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. But what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear.

A Rhode island child died last week after suffering both a bacterial infection and infection from enterovirus 68. The virus is behind a spike in harsh respiratory illnesses in children since early August.

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