- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Health officials say four more New Jersey children have confirmed cases of a respiratory illness that’s caused by an uncommon virus.

The new cases of Enterovirus 68 involve patients from Burlington County, which has two cases, and Camden and Morris counties. Three confirmed cases were previously announced in Essex, Passaic and Sussex counties.

All seven children have been released from the hospital and are recovering. Their names haven’t been disclosed, but they range in age from 1 to 9.

Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd advises parents and health care providers to be aware of symptoms that include cough, runny nose, sneezing and muscle aches and possibly a low-grade fever.

According to the CDC, 472 cases of Enterovirus 68 have been confirmed in 41 states and the District of Columbia since mid-August.


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