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Outbreak of child pneumonia hits Ohio


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More children are getting sick with pneumonia in Warren County as cases continue to rise, according to health department officials.

Since August, 142 juveniles have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease, which is above the county average and meets the state's definition of an outbreak, according to Wednesday news release.

“We do not think this is a novel/new respiratory disease but rather a large uptick in the number of pneumonia cases normally seen at one time,” Warren County Health Commissioner Duane Stansbury and medical director Dr. Clint Koenig said in the release.



Child pneumonia cases surge in the Netherlands


China hospitals overwhelmed with sick children


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WHO has been questioning China about this since it was detected there a little while ago. Not saying it's China's fault, it was just detected there first.

Pneumonia clusters, respiratory illnesses in children: WHO asks China for more information on spike in cases | CNN

China supplies data to WHO about clusters of respiratory illness | China | The Guardian

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WHO should have the ability to tease out the similarities and understand what this virus is and why it seems to only target kids so far.  I'd bet it's a mutated form of Respiratory Syncytial Virus. (RSV)  If it is, it shouldn't cause a lot of panic, just a higher load of patients for the fall/winter seasons.

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6 hours ago, Doug1066 said:

We also have a respiratory disease in dogs going around.  I wonder if they're related.


Possible, but it's still odd that so far, only children are being affected.

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