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Old 07-10-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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Respiratory virus suspected in Midwest children's hospitalizations
Sat September 6, 2014 ~ 900 severe respiratory illness cases at Denver hospital, urgent care, says official; Missouri doctor calls situation "unprecedented" in terms of kids in intensive care; "This is the worst I've seen in my time," a Colorado doctor says; Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) causes respiratory illnesses like a cold, only worse
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A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say. The virus causes symptoms like a cold, except worse, and is prompting up to 30 children a day to seek care at one Kansas City hospital, where about 15% of the youngsters were placed in intensive care, officials said. In a sign of a possible regional outbreak, Colorado, Illinois and Ohio are reporting cases with symptoms similar to the same virus and are awaiting testing results, according to officials and CNN affiliates in those states.

In Kansas City, about 450 children were recently treated at Children's Mercy Hospital, and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization, spokesman Jake Jacobson said. "It's worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I've practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I've never seen anything quite like this," said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital's division director for Infectious Diseases. "We've had to mobilize other providers, doctors, nurses. It's big," she said. The Kansas City hospital treats 90% of that area's ill children and noticed an initial spike on August 15, Jackson said. "It could have taken off right after school started. Our students start back around August 17th, and I think it blew up at that point," Jackson said. "Our peak appears to be between the 21st and the 30th of August. We've seen some leveling of cases at this point."

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An analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed at least 19 of the Kansas City children tested positive for Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Vaccines for EV-D68 aren't currently available, and there is no specific treatment for infections, the Missouri agency said. "Many infections will be mild and self-limited, requiring only symptomatic treatment," it said. "Some people with several respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 may need to be hospitalized and receive intensive supportive therapy."

Some cases of the virus might contribute to death, but none of the Missouri cases resulted in death and no data is available for overall morbidity and mortality from the virus in the United States, the agency said. Symptoms include fever, body and muscles aches, sneezing, coughing and rash, one hospital said. Jackson said physicians in other Midwest states reported cases with similar symptoms. "The full scope is yet to be known, but it would appear it's in the Midwest. In our community, meticulous hand-washing is not happening. It's just the nature of kids," Jackson said.

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Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus D68, a pernicious strain of a spreading virus
Sat October 11, 2014 ~ A little girl named Madeline Reid dies at Children's Hospital of Michigan; The CDC found she had enterovirus D68, which she died of, doctor says; Enterovirus D68 is a pernicious strain of a common virus; children are most vulnerable; CDC confirms 691 enterovirus D68 cases in 46 states; says numbers will rise
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A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months. Madeline Reid died at Children's Hospital of Michigan, where she had been transferred "for advanced services," according to the Detroit hospital's chief medical officer, Dr. Rudolph Valentini. "The CDC confirmed EV-D68 after her arrival here, and she subsequently succumbed to her illness," Valentini said.

A Facebook page, dubbed "Team Maddie!," devoted to the 21-month-old's plight also confirmed the sad news. "Madeline Reid became our angel at 2:55 p.m. (Friday)," read one post. "She passed peacefully in her mother and father's arms." The little girl's death spurred an outpouring of condolences online, from "rest in peace sweet baby girl" to "enjoy your wings." One of them read: "Your daughter touched more lives than you'll probably ever know. May your Angel rest now."

Enterovirus is very common, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating 10 million to 15 million infections each year in the United States. But like the flu or other viruses, not all the roughly 100 enterovirus strains are the same. D68 is particularly pernicious. Authorities say this strain has sent more children than usual to the hospital with severe respiratory illness. It seems to be most affecting children with a history of asthma or breathing problems. Yet there are exceptions, such as a 4-year-old from Hamilton Township, New Jersey, who went to bed "asymptomatic and fine" only to be found dead the next morning, said Jeff Plunkett, Hamilton Township health officer.

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