Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heartland Health Monitor
10:04 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Rare Respiratory Ailment Afflicting Children Appears To Be Waning

Enterovirus D68, a virus causing sickness in children, seems to be waning.
Credit Cynthia Page / Flickr--CC

A respiratory ailment that sent some 500 children to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City appears to be tapering off.

The enterovirus D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. At its peak several weeks ago, Children’s Mercy was seeing 30 patients a day. That number has now fallen to about 15 a day, says hospital spokesman Jake Jacobson.

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7:59 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Relief In Sight? Region Hit Hard By Flu

Johnson County Flu Report for the week of February 2, 2013
Credit Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

The flu is widespread in Kansas and Missouri. It has been an especially rough season, but some say relief may be on the way.

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Health, Influenza, Flu
10:44 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Flu Season Picks Up, Vaccine Still Available

The nation's midsection is a hot spot for influenza right now, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there’s still time to be protected by a flu shot.

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