First cases of enterovirus-68 hit Bay Area

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 3, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The severe respiratory infection that got hundreds of children sick across the country in recent weeks has spread to the San Francisco Bay Area – home to a large Filipino population.

Health officials confirm three Bay Area cases of the enterovirus-68 on Thursday.

Two of the cases are in Alameda County and one in Solano County.

These are the first confirmed enterovirus-68 cases in Northern California.

Six cases were confirmed in Southern California.

Enterovirus-68 has symptoms like a common cold, but can grow in severity, leading to respiratory distress in children.

At least 500 cases across 42 states have been reported.

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  • Mario
    4 October 2014 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    This is the direct result on open borders policy from the Democrats, if you still remember Obama dumped 60,000 illegal kids, without quarantine on several States.One out of three children from public schools are Hispanic.90,000 more are arriving from Central America before the end of this year.Democrat close the border now.Do you think the parents of the infected kids will vote for you?.EV-68 originated Honduras and Nicaragua and the conservative called it Obama flu.