Enterovirus EV-D68 cases confirmed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Friday, September 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Dylan Stableford
Yahoo News
September 18, 2014

A rare, potentially severe respiratory virus that has sickened children in more than a dozen states has surfaced in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, health officials said late on Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed three new cases of enterovirus EV-D68 in the tri-state area.

• In Connecticut, 6-year-old girl was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital last week and released. The Connecticut Department of Public Health said there are suspected cases at four other Connecticut hospitals.

• In New Jersey, health officials said a child who had been hospitalized in Philadelphia was confirmed to have the virus.

• In New York, one of the 12 confirmed cases of the virus previously confirmed in the state is in New York City, NBC News reported. And on Lond Island, a girl was hospitalized earlier in the month and is now recovering at home, the Nassau County Health Department said.

According to the CDC, a total of 140 people in 16 states (Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia) have been confirmed to have the respiratory illness caused by EV-D68.

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