Nine cases of enterovirus 68 suspected

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 16, 2014 at 5:20 a.m.



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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Doctors suspect there are at least nine Wisconsin cases of the respiratory and stomach virus that has hospitalized hundreds of children around the country.

Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Test results should be back in about one week.

Dr. Sharyl Paley at Bayshore Pediatrics in the Milwaukee area says her clinic has seen a lot of respiratory illnesses in an outpatient setting. Paley tells WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1r3alKa ) that if the patient is having problems breathing or is wheezing and getting progressively worse, he or she should see a doctor.

The suspected germ, enterovirus 68, is an uncommon strain of a very common family of viruses that typically hit from summertime through autumn.

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