Enterovirus 68 Hits Missouri
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say Missouri is among 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials says the states together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All are children. The virus can cause mild to severe illness, with the worst cases needing life support for breathing difficulties. Kids with asthma have been especially vulnerable. No deaths have been reported.