A respiratory illness is sending hundreds of kids to hospitals in ten states, including Missouri. While there have been no confirmed cases in Springfield, medical facilities here have been treating patients with similar symptoms. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
The illness that’s affecting children in the U.S. is suspected to be enterovirus D68. While only a few cases have actually been confirmed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suspects that’s what’s causing the outbreaks in ten states.