Category: Flu & Respiratory Infections

Outbreak of Severe Respiratory Illness Primarily Affects Children

A new reflex test from LabCorp identifies the presence of enterovirus D68, which can lead to serious respiratory tract infections requiring hospitalization, particularly among pediatric patients with asthma. More than 1,100 cases have been reported in the United States since August 2014. There are currently no known vaccines or treatments.

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