Parents across the country are rushing their children to the emergency room because of a virus that may have claimed the life of a 4-year-old New Jersey boy. Called Enterovirus D-68, it’s been reported in nearly every state.
Enterovirus D-68 attacks the respiratory system. Symptoms of children admitted to the hospital with the virus include coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Now a new symptom is being linked to Enterovirus D-68: paralysis.
Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert, explains how it happens.