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    Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
    According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states -- Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia -- have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
    "Viruses don't tend to respect borders," ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said. "It is only 10 states now, but it's going to be across the country. So if your state doesn't have it now, watch for it, it's coming."

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    I'm sure that open borders, and thousands of children who went virtually un-screened for disease, then shipped to the interior of the US have nothing to do with this....

    To be truthful, I don't know if it did or didn't but I wouldn't be surprised....
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I'm sure that open borders, and thousands of children who went virtually un-screened for disease, then shipped to the interior of the US have nothing to do with this....

    To be truthful, I don't know if it did or didn't but I wouldn't be surprised....
    Local school systems are forced to educate them so, I wouldn't doubt it. Even their health vetting and vaccination schedules are lax.
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I'm sure that open borders, and thousands of children who went virtually un-screened for disease, then shipped to the interior of the US have nothing to do with this....

    To be truthful, I don't know if it did or didn't but I wouldn't be surprised....
    My children have had something this past week. Friday the oldest stayed home because of a cold with fever and today it's the youngest. Unfortunately, my youngest tends to get wheezing no matter what gets him sick. When we first got back to NC, he had pneumonia within the first month (which actually surprised the doctor when the xrays came back).

    Illnesses happen. They are part of life. "Unscreened diseases" are the least of my complaints about illegal immigration.
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I'm sure that open borders, and thousands of children who went virtually un-screened for disease, then shipped to the interior of the US have nothing to do with this....

    To be truthful, I don't know if it did or didn't but I wouldn't be surprised....
    Started in the same areas as bat "white-nose syndrome" wonder if it could be similar (at least more probable than border issue).
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Local school systems are forced to educate them so, I wouldn't doubt it. Even their health vetting and vaccination schedules are lax.
    Yeah, in this new day and age, it only takes one slip to spread something like this...Scary times.
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    My children have had something this past week. Friday the oldest stayed home because of a cold with fever and today it's the youngest. Unfortunately, my youngest tends to get wheezing no matter what gets him sick. When we first got back to NC, he had pneumonia within the first month (which actually surprised the doctor when the xrays came back).

    Illnesses happen. They are part of life. "Unscreened diseases" are the least of my complaints about illegal immigration.
    Well, my kids fortunately are grown, but things like this would have scared the crap out of me when they were younger....
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    Started in the same areas as bat "white-nose syndrome" wonder if it could be similar (at least more probable than border issue).
    Yeah, don't know...But that it is seemingly spreading throughout the south, and southern mid west, it was just something that made me go hmmmmmm....
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    If it's called human enterovirus 68 then it isn't 'unidentified'.

    It's uncommon - relatively unknown to people, but not the same thing as 'unidentified'.
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    If it's called human enterovirus 68 then it isn't 'unidentified'.

    It's uncommon - relatively unknown to people, but not the same thing as 'unidentified'.
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    The disease hasn't been officially identified
    "human" certainly doesn't qualify as "identified" .
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    Re: Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, my kids fortunately are grown, but things like this would have scared the crap out of me when they were younger....
    All parents get scared at least a little by illnesses, but they shouldn't let it become something that makes them overly protective of their children, like many want to do. Good (but not over-the-top) hygiene practices, making sure your kids and family stay healthy, and looking for symptoms that indicate something more severe than a simple cold or that could be lifethreatening is the way to deal with it. I would much rather my children build up immunities than have them completely isolated.
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