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An Amarillo health official is urging people to take preventative efforts against an uncommon virus that can cause children with asthma to develop severe respiratory illness. Newly appointed Director of Public Health Casie Stoughton said there have been no cases of Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in the area during the summer or fall, when people are more likely to be infected with the virus.
A Grant County child has been hospitalized with a severe respiratory that may be enterovirus D68. A test returned positive for enterovirus/rhinovirus, but was unable to distinguish between the two.
It is a common long-term condition characterized by narrowing of the airways, leading to airflow limitation and airway hyper-responsiveness whenever the lungs come into contact with endogenous and exogenous irritants. Exposure to irritants instigates a series of events, such as swelling of the airways, tightening of the respiratory muscles, and increased mucus production, leading to reduced airflow into the lungs.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that affects persons of all ages, but most commonly starts in childhood. It is a common long-term condition characterized by narrowing of the airways, leading to airflow limitation and airway hyper-responsiveness whenever the lungs come into contact with endogenous and exogenous irritants.
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KARACHI: Children who drink raw milk are less likely to develop asthma and allergies than those who stick to the safer pasteurised version, according to a large European study. Although the study isn't ironclad proof that the effects can be chalked up to raw milk itself, researchers believe certain milk proteins that are destroyed by heat could be helpful to children's developing immune systems.
A 32-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-day history of productive cough, sore throat, coryza, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, generalized myalgia, and fatigue. His sputum is slightly yellow.
Luke's Medical Center in Denver on Sept. 5, 2014 from what doctors suspect is respiratory virus Human Enterovirus 68. Every year, about two to four weeks after school starts, a big spike in asthma-related hospital visits occurs among children that experts say could be largely avoided.
King County Health officials are working to confirm the presence of enterovirus D68 in King County after a a group of patients at Seattle Children's Hospital tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection. King County Health officials are working to confirm the presence of enterovirus D68 in King County, looking at a group of patients in Seattle Children's Hospital who have "severe respiratory illness" and "tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection."
SPOKANE, Wash. With several severe respiratory illnesses in Washington state under investigation for enterovirus D68 , Spokane Regional Health District officials confirm they are working with local providers to investigate a severe respiratory illness in one area child.
Enterovirus 68 has been sweeping through schools in 11 states this week. But a special school in Denver for mostly asthmatic children has been battling the rare virus for weeks -- they just didn't know what it was called.
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Doctors say asthma is common in September because this is when asthma triggers are in the air. Doctors say asthma is common in September because this is when asthma triggers like mold, ragweed and other viral infections are in the air.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:57 am
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