Enterovirus Spreads Across The Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 

” There is another virus sweeping the country. The enterovirus mostly strikes children and causes a severe respiratory illness. In the past three weeks, it has spread from 12 states to 42 states plus D.C.

  Nine-year-old Jayden Broadway started struggling for breath on a Friday afternoon. His mother Melissa Lewis says by the next day, she was rushing him to a Denver-area emergency room.

  Lewis says it’s “petrifying” to your child unable to breath. She says, “It is absolutely the scariest thing ever to see your child not be able to take a breath.”

  Doctors told Lewis her son had contracted the enterovirus D68. For most patients, the virus causes symptoms of the common cold. In children like Jayden with Asthma, symptoms can be more severe. Still, he was lucky. Doctors at the Children’s Hospital Colorado have treated 10 children who came down with polio-like symptoms.”

 

 

   Read more here and read our previous post : Are Obama’s Illegal Children Infecting Our Schools With EV-D68 Virus ?

 

 

 

Meanwhile USA Today is reporting on the first deaths attributed to the virus …

 

” Federal health officials are investigating whether a rare respiratory virus sweeping the country contributed to the deaths of four people, including a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl who was hospitalized.

  So far, no deaths have been directly attributed to enterovirus D68.

  Doctors in several states have reported that some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by the bug have developed paralysis in their arms and legs.

  As of Wednesday, 500 people in 42 states and the District of Columbia were confirmed to be sick with EV-D68, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Almost all infections have been among children, many of whom had asthma or a history of wheezing.

  Earlier in the week, the CDC reported 277 infections in 40 states; two weeks ago, the tally stood at 160 infections in 22 states. “

 

 

Here is a picture of ten year old  Emily Otrando of Rhode Island , who died of the virus .

 

 

 

 

Anyone that believes the State is doing a good job of protecting it’s citizens really is not paying attention . Read more about the rapid rise and spread of this insidious disease …

 

First Enterovirus D68 death reported in Rhode Island: Detected in other deaths

Enterovirus D68 found in 4 patients who have died, including 10-year-old girl

Health officials investigate role of Enterovirus D68

New Enterovirus Strain Claims Four Lives

Girl’s death first tied to enterovirus