Respiratory Virus Sickening Children in Colorado

September 6, 2014 10:30 PM

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Respiratory Virus Sickening Children in Colorado

A respiratory illness sweeping through parts of the U.S. has landed in Colorado, sickening hundreds of children, according to local doctors.

The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.

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