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Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say
National Public Radio

Just 82 children have confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but hospitals around the country say they are treating hundreds more children who have been sickened by the rare virus.

“We have some of these cases now in our ICU,” says Dr. Giovanni Piedemonte, a pediatric pulmonologist and chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s pediatric institute. Children with the virus can have serious trouble breathing, he says, enough so that they have to be put on a ventilator or lung bypass machine.