potentially deadly 'Enterovirus' hits thousands of kids across 10
hospitalized with the deadly cold virus. (Photo:
ATLANTA, Ga. (ABC NEWS)
- A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children
in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.
The disease hasn't been
officially identified but officials suspect it is a rare respiratory virus
called "human enterovirus 68."
According to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the
virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
According to Mark
Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases
to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S.
At least 10 states --
Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North
Carolina, and Georgia -- have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus
68 and requested CDC support.
"Viruses don't tend to
respect borders," ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser
said. "It is only 10 states now, but it's going to be across the country. So if
your state doesn't have it now, watch for it, it's coming."
Doctors say they are not
even sure yet how this particular virus spreads, though the back-to-school
season is a normal time for illnesses to spread among children.
At Children's Hospital Colorado
in Denver, officials say that between Aug. 18 and Sept. 4, doctors saw more than
900 pediatric patients with symptoms of the respiratory virus in the emergency
"The kids are coming in with
respiratory symptoms, their asthma is exacerbated," Nyquist said. "Kids with no
wheezing are having wheezing."
"Any kind of viral infection can
kick off wheezing and asthmas," she said.
To stay healthy, the CDC
recommends basic sanitary practices to avoid spreading the virus, including
washing hands, avoiding those who are sick, and covering the nose and mouth
during sneezes or coughs.
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High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting
'Too Much Like A White Person'
A 16-year-old high school girl in
Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a
school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant
allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving "too much like a
Both the alleged attacker and the
victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia,
The incident occurred on Thursday
afternoon on a bus carrying students who attend Northwestern High School.
The police report also indicates
that the student who got beat up suffered numerous injuries including a serious
cut above her right eye.
An ambulance transported the girl
to a local hospital for treatment.
One witness, Shelly Hemphill, is
the mother of one of the victim's friends. The victim went to Hemphill's house
after she was allegedly assaulted. Hemphill was responsible for calling the
Hemphill told police that the
attacker tripped the victim and the punched her again and again while she was on
the ground, according to The Island Packet, a
Hilton Head newspaper.
She said the other student, who
has darker skin, had made fun of her and challenged her to a fight on prior
occasions, but she had refused.
The victim said she had again
refused to fight her alleged bully on Thursday but then got beat up, anyway.
Terrance Stewart was born to teenage parents; his father was 17 years old when
he was arrested for robbery. As a result, they spent little time together. His
mother was a teenage parent that did her best to raise him; she encouraged
Terrance to go to school. However, without a positive male role model, he often
became involved in activity that deemed him an "at-risk" youth.
In school, Stewart could not go on field trips or dances. In junior high
school he could not go to the basketball games; kicked out of public school by
ninth grade, he grew up on the streets. A young men succumbed to ideas of
grandeur and masculinity, jail became his rites of passage and Terrance soon
found himself within the confines of prison.
On September 13 this now
University of California Riverside alum, currently working on his Master's
Degree, who remained on the Dean's List 7 out of 8 quarters as an undergrad,
will be the keynote speaker during the 2014 Million Father March. The event will
be held from 9am - 1pm at Riverside Adult School. 6735 Magnolia Ave. Riverside,
During his address he will share how he overcame great personal
challenges as a child to troubled teen parents. Stewart will also discuss
significant experiences he hopes teen, young and "would-be" fathers will take to
Currently, Stewart works with the homeless and under housed youth
residing in the Downtown Riverside area.
He also works with All of Us or
None (AOUON) and the Children of Prisoner program, where they fundraiser for
backpacks, school supplies, food, and trips to small amusement parks for
children with incarcerated or formerly incarcerated parents.
Father March will also feature a Dadcussion on teen and young fathers, with an
emphasis on mental health. Panelist include: Joe Nieto, Riverside USD; Dad's
University. Karina Sicarios, Riverside County Dept of Mental Health; Mental
Health. Dr. Richard Kotormori, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. And, Rosa
Elena Sahaun, Immigration Attorney.