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EV-D68: Mysterious Respiratory Illness Sends Hundreds of US Children to Hospitals What is this rare and mysterious respiratory illness sending hundreds of US children to Hospitals? It is called human enterovirus 68 and it’s spreading amazingly fast! A

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EV-D68: Mysterious Respiratory Illness Sends Hundreds of US Children to Hospitals What is this rare and mysterious respiratory illness sending hundreds of US children to Hospitals? It is called human enterovirus 68 and it’s spreading amazingly fast! A respiratory illness, EV-D68, is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri, Colorado and other states, possibly including Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina and Georgia. In Kansas City, Children’s Mercy, has recorded around 475 cases of the illness with at least 60 patients requiring intensive care due to the respiratory virus. The mystery illness strated spreading in mid-August, around the time area schools started. Last week, more than 900 Colorado children ended up in intensive care units around the state because of the same infection. What are Enteroviruses? Enteroviruses cause between 10 and 15 million infections a year. Typically, the viruses cause mild summer colds, as well as other infection. Peak enterovirus season is in September. But the strain striking children now is presenting as more serious than usual. An outbreak that requires so many patients to be hospitalized is incredibly rare, even unprecedented. This epidemic of hospitalization related to this mysterious respiratory illness might be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases. Doctors don’t have all the answers yet. The question is WHEN will they do! 肠病毒蔓延47州 千童感染8死 (华盛顿31日讯)美国严防埃博拉扩散之际,早已在当地肆虐多月的EV-68型肠病毒却受到忽视。EV-68自今夏爆发至今,全美47个州和首都华盛顿均被波及,仅3州未有確诊病例,感染人数破千,其中8人死亡。 专家警告,隨著天气转凉,北半球进入流感高峰期,EV-68徵状与感冒相似,届时將难以分辨。 美国疾病控制和预防中心(CDC))表示,EV-68近期于东岸迅速传播,重灾区包括缅因州及马萨诸塞州等,主要感染婴儿、儿童及青少年,患有哮喘的儿童病情会较严重,最差情况需借助机器维持呼吸,部分徵状包括肢体瘫痪。 EV-68属于罕见肠病毒,2008年前全球只有零星个案,因而尚未发明有效疫苗或药物。病毒近年爆发次数逐渐增多,通过身体接触及飞沫传染,病徵包括发烧、肌肉痠痛、四肢无力、咳嗽及呼吸困难等,非常类似感冒,因而难以確诊。 请按赞,然后分享《全球劲爆新闻网 WWMNN》 https://www.facebook.com/WorldWideMaddenNewsNet