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Enterovirus Spread by Illegal Immigrant Children?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still trying to find out why Enterovirus D-68 has affected so many children this year. At least five children have died from it.

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson writes that some people are raising the question of whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children who have come to the United States in the past year.

Attkisson points out the origin could be entirely unrelated, but that a study in Virology Journal found the virus among more than 3,000 young people in eight Latin American countries last year.

She also notes there are significant numbers of illegal immigrant children in both cities where the current outbreak was first identified: Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago.

Read her story here.

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