Midwest Virus Spreads, Here's What You Should Know
The enterovirus D68 outbreak is still plaguing the U.S., but health officials say the disease can be avoided with proper precautions.By Matt Picht | September 8, 2014
The rare respiratory virus that's hospitalizing children across the country continues to spread: twelve states have now alerted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of possible outbreaks. (Video via KMGH)
The virus, identified as enterovirus D68, was first reported in the Midwest but now might have spread as far east as North Carolina. It's sent hundreds of children to the hospital with flu-like symptoms and breathing problems; some even had to be put it intensive care units. (Video via KSHB)
But what is enterovirus D68, and how worried about it should we be? Here's what we know so far.