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By Tiffany Crouse
A respiratory virus is invading the Midwest. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of this virus are “cold-like.” These symptoms include mild respiratory illness, fever, rash, aseptic meningitis and encephalitis. This virus is a non-polio enterovirus called EV-D68.
“EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Compared with other enteroviruses, EV-D68 has been rarely reported in the United States for the last 40 years,” the CDC published. This relatively unknown virus is sweeping through the Midwest. It has appeared in 10 states according …
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African Americans almost twice as likely to require hospitalization
Recently published reports have detailed the disparity in the number of H1N1 cases requiring hospitalization in the Milwaukee area and throughout the state of Wisconsin. As it stands, minorities require hospitalization two to three more often than whites.
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