Sick kids crowding hospitals

September 11, 2014 11:11 PM

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Sick kids crowding hospitals

A spike in children hospitalized in the Twin Cities for breathing problems has coincided over the past month with an unusually nasty strain of enterovirus that has been spreading through the Midwest.

Whether any Minnesota children have been infected with enterovirus D68 won’t be known until lab tests confirm the virus, but officials at two pediatric hospitals in Minneapolis said their emergency rooms and inpatient units are full of children suffering labored breathing and wheezing — symptoms ass...

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