Mysterious lung virus sickens 1000+ kids in 10 states; will go nationwide

kid sick with enterovirus 68
As American children head back to school from summer, a severe unidentified respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand kids in 10 states is likely to sweep across America, doctors say.
ABC News reports, Sept. 7, 2014, that the disease hasn’t been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68 (HEV68). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
The virus infection begins with cold symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, coughs, but watch out when your child starts wheezing.
Dr. Christine Nyquist, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said the virus usually ends up appearing similar to a severe cold but can be particularly dangerous for children with asthma because of how it affects the respiratory system. “The kids are coming in with respiratory symptoms, their asthma is exacerbated,” Nyquist said. “Kids with no wheezing are having wheezing.”
At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Dr. Raju Meyappan, a pediatric critical care physician, said he’s seen multiple children end up in the pediatric intensive care unit after being infected with the virus and that children under the age of 5 or those with asthma appear to be most at risk. In one particularly severe case, a 13-year-old asthmatic patient ended up in the emergency room just one day after showing basic cold-like symptoms, including cough and runny nose. His asthma became so severe on the second day the teenager turned blue and was rushed to the emergency room, where doctors gave him an emergency breathing tube. Patients who needed breathing tubes spent between 4 to 7 days sedated and intubated as they recovered.
To stay healthy, the CDC recommends basic sanitary practices to avoid spreading the virus, including washing hands, avoiding those who are sick, and covering the nose and mouth during sneezes or coughs.
Meyappan said parents of asthmatic children should make sure that their children’s inhalers are easily accessible and that there is a treatment plan in place if an asthma attack continues to get worse: “Make sure [parents] talk to all their caregivers about what to do if [the child has] an asthma attack and where to go if they need help. I think having a game plan in place helps.”
ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said, “Viruses don’t tend to respect borders. It is only 10 states now, but it’s going to be across the country. So if your state doesn’t have it now, watch for it, it’s coming.
Doctors say they are not even sure yet how this particular virus spreads. Besser said, “This is a very common time for outbreaks. Kids come back to school, they like to share things, they bring them home to their little brothers and sisters, and enteroviruses tend to occur in the summer. But this one, this particular Enterovirus 68, is very rare and they have no idea why it showed up this year.

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UPDATE (Oct. 3, 2014):

Not only have children been stricken with paralysis by this mysterious virus that doctors think is an enterovirus, now two ADULTS in Colorado have died from it. Read more here.
~Eowyn

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cg
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Why send our kids off to Public Schools? Ever since the state took prayer out, they have failed kids

cg
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Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses.

Landofmind
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This is no joke people. Their testing the deadly power of their air borned chemicals. The wind takes the chemicals where ever they want their target. A timing machine. Next wave might be more powerful and some where else but the fact is,if the right people ever got control of our Satellites and saw the images of what “our” government is doing, War would be on! This is serious.

judy
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judy

My parents quarantined us when we were sick. That is just a good health practice. I quarantine myself if I am sick with something I know is contagious. I saw a mother in Walmart, sick child laying in the buggy and her shopping for clothes and talking on the phone. I heard her say she had gone to his school to pick him up because they called and said he was sick. Why oh why did she not take him home and take care of him?! He was miserable! It seemed it was more important to her to do what… Read more »

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j.case

“My parents quarantined us when we were sick. That is just a good health practice. I quarantine myself if I am sick with something I know is contagious.” I was raised that you simply went to work or school if you weren’t absolutely too sick to go. To this day, I still admire that “go get ’em, life waits for no one” spirit, but even as a child I sometimes wondered if we weren’t making the other children ill by being around them. Later, with a career of my own and responsible for my own actions, I kept that attitude… Read more »

DCG
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“Why oh why did she not take him home and take care of him?!”
I was at work with a woman one time, in a meeting. She received a call from day care – her child was sick and she had to go get the child. Her reply? “Well, what is day care for?” (or something to along those lines, it was a long time ago). Too preoccupied with her work to go home and take care of her sick child. Never felt the same way about her again.

TrailDust
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Don’t you wonder if this is a weaponized pathogen? I know it’s not likely, but we also know we can’t rule it out.

Anonymous
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Nothing to do with that flood of lice/disease-ridden “undocumented migrant” future Democrat “youth” enrolled in our schools despite having gray hair… nothing to see here, move along.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

We are attacked from all sides. The diseases from the illegals are just one more concern, among the additives to our food and water, chemicals sprayed directly in our air, and the known toxic chemicals added to the inoculations forced on our children.

hocuspocus13
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Illegal Immigrants

Beverly
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Beverly

I wonder if outbreaks occur where undocumented children have been placed. It would easy for the CDC to map this and at least rule it out in future news stories. Otherwise, I think the worst.

j.case
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j.case

Since the regime is doing their best to keep it a secret where the illegals are being bused and flown to, perhaps we could use the disease outbreaks to figure out where they are.
Just sayin’….

Beverly
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Beverly

Wow! I just read this is a variation of the polio virus and caused paralysis in some California kids. This may be more serious than meets the immediate eye.

josephbc69
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At 71, I can still recall very well the waves of polio epidemic that swept through the Chicago public school system. Of course, there were other waves but they were minor annoyances, such as head lice, compared to killer-crippler polio. Humans will forever and a day be subject to attacks by entities too small for visual detection; once inside our bodies they WILL find a way to be accommodated, even if it means waiting several generations to evolve perfectly in sync to its new host. Mind you, many bacteria & virus can regenerate in less than an hour, thus we… Read more »

Scott M.
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Scott M.

On the news they said it’s been around since the 60’s…
I’ve been around since the 60’s and i”ve never seen this stuff!
Tell me another story Mr. Government

Lola
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Lola

If your kids or grandkids are in school: ASK what their infection control policy is and ASK for a tour of the school where they show you what cleaners they use and how often they make kids wash hands, and when they clean lunch tables!

Seumas
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Seumas

I had also heard the “illegals” were being utilized intentionally to spread diseases, IE those kidnapping them from south america and porting them up to the U.S. may be spiking them with biological agents during the trip. However, I should note that is just ‘net speculation and I have yet to see proof thereof. Lest we forget, remember back in the late 90’s when it became public knowledge that a certain section 1520 of U.S. code allowed for the testing of biological agents on civilians without their consent? Supposedly bill “no sex with that woman” clinton repealed that to win… Read more »

pnordman
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“Don’t you wonder if this is a weaponized pathogen?” Wow, took the thought right out of my mind!

josephbc69
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The USA started researching and developing these even before it seized the Japanese experts as prisoners of war. The Germans never went that far into this esoteric branch of bio-chem warfare, most likely because they understood the ‘wildfire’ aspect of them, and contained experiments could not be easily conducted in Germany or Europe. However, the Japanese unleashed their variants unto the Chinese, another reason the Chinese will be a very long time in forgiving and forgetting war crimes against them. In addition to the bombings and shooting of civilians, Japanese ‘Special Units’ imprisoned random Chinese for injections and observation of… Read more »

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joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this significant post. It is clear that this illness is very dangerous.