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Officials confirm first 2014 California cases of enterovirus D68
Los Angeles Times

Four cases of a virus that can cause severe respiratory illness in infants and young children — especially those with asthma — have been found in California, state health officials announced Thursday.

Officials confirmed three cases of enterovirus D68 in San Diego County and one in Ventura County.

The illnesses marked California’s first 2014 cases of a virus known to have infected 153 people in 18 U.S. states, according to statistics posted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier Thursday.