Parents across the country are experiencing a new level of fear for the health of their children as Enterovirus D68, the so-called “Mystery Illness,” spreads causing paralysis and even death in kids.
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The “Mystery Illness” has sent hundreds of children to hospitals from coast to coast, spreading to nearly every state and identified as the cause for at least four deaths. Some researchers are already calling this outbreak the Polio for our era.
The Centers for Disease Control have identified 594 cases in 43 states and the District of Columbia since August, but authorities say there are likely many more cases that have not been diagnosed. The virus is especially sneaky because it presents as a cold or the flu.