Respiratory virus sickens hundreds of kids across 10 states in Midwest

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
By Paul Martin
Sept. 9, 2014

A published report suggests that health officials suspect the cause behind sickening of hundreds of children across in recent weeks is a rare respiratory virus.

A potentially severe virus has most recent paved its way to Colorado after it plagued hundreds of children across a 900-mile stretch in the Midwest including Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia in recent weeks.

While test results has not declared it out yet for all of these locations, local doctors are blaming the root cause to be the emerging EV 68 virus.

According to a report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe that human enterovirus 68 is at the root of the epidemic.

Patients often complain of a rapid onset of cold-like symptoms and then suddenly they can’t breathe.

“My head started hurting and after that my lungs started sort of closing up. It felt different,” said 13-year-old Will Cornejo, of Lone Tree.

“He was in really bad shape. He came really close to death. He was unconscious at our house and white as a ghost with blue lips — he just passed out,” said Will’s mother, Jennifer Cornejo.

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