NEW YORK (AP) -- For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger.
The family of Eli Waller, the 4-year-old Hamilton boy who died from enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), has created a foundation in his memory to help special needs families pay for tuition, school supplies and other items for their kids.
Additional cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) were confirmed Wednesday in Burlington, Camden and Morris counties, bringing the total number of patients in New Jersey to seven, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Eighteen patients have visited Monmouth County medical facilities with symptoms similar to the respiratory illness known as enterovirus, a viral infection that has spread to at least 22 states, including New Jersey