children-hospitalized-over-enterovirus-ev-d68-outbreakAs hospitals across the country see an increase in children dealing with respiratory illnesses, public health officials in several states say they are awaiting test results to see if they are indeed facing a rare virus strain that has been confirmed in six states. After a surge in children with severe respiratory illnesses were treated at hospitals in Missouri and Illinois, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ran tests and determined that dozens of the children tested positive for a rare enterovirus strain. It is possible that just one hospital in Kansas City, Mo., has seen hundreds of cases, which hints at a potentially large number nationwide. More