Recently, a virus known as Enterovirus (EV-D68) has made headlines by hospitalizing many children in the Midwest. Kansas City, and multiple other Midwestern cities have made national news for being a hotspot for the Enteroviruses.
Kansas is one of 12 states to have contacted the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for assistance in investigating the virus. Three of the other states who have contacted the CDC for assistance share a border with Kansas. These neighboring states are Colorado, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Enterovirus’ early symptoms are similar to a bad cold and usually result in respiratory illness. However, as time progresses the virus can become increasingly harsh and exhibit several other symptoms. Headaches, low blood pressure and blurred visions are some of many possible symptoms.