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Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children

A virus that has sickened children across the country — in some cases causing severe breathing woes — is also circulating in California, state and local health officials confirmed Thursday. Four children from San Diego and Ventura counties have tested positive for infection with enterovirus D68, state epidemiologist Dr. Gil Chavez said, adding that it was likely more confirmed illnesses would emerge in coming weeks. "As time goes by, we'll find additional cases," he said in a phone call with reporters. The sickened boys and girls ranged from 2 to 13 years of age and had been hospitalized after developing respiratory distress. Three had histories of asthma,...

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