US: Child dies from complications of enterovirus 68

13-year-old Will Cornejo is recovering at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver earlier this month from what doctors suspect is enterovirus 68

13-year-old Will Cornejo is recovering at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver earlier this month from what doctors suspect is enterovirus 68

A child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.

The Rhode Island Health Department said Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with the enterovirus 68 virus, which it called ‘a very rare combination.’

Department spokeswoman Christina Batastini says there have been no deaths in Rhode Island directly attributed to enterovirus 68…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus has been confirmed in 472 people in 41 states and the District of Columbia…

In Colorado U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing positive for the respiratory virus…

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