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Severe Parechovirus Cases Among Infants Prompt CDC Warning

Clinicians should test for parechovirus in young infants with fever, sepsis-like symptoms, or meningitis without another known cause, according to a July 12 CDC health advisory sparked by reports of the illness in several states. Most children have been exposed to parechovirus by kindergarten. Symptoms may vary depending on the strain and […]

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CDC Warns About Potentially Deadly Virus in Infants

The potentially fatal parechovirus is now circulating in multiple states, causing fevers, seizures, and sepsis-like symptoms, including confusion and extreme pain, according to the CDC. Human parechoviruses are common in children, and most have been infected before they start kindergarten, the CDC said. Between ages 6 months and 5 years, symptoms include […]

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