- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three cases of enterovirus 68 from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, bringing the total in the state to at least 10.

Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, which reported the first Connecticut case earlier this month, says it has seven confirmed cases.

Dr. Nicholas Bennett, CCMC’s director of infectious diseases and immunology, says doctors suspect the virus is responsible for a number of illnesses they are seeing. He says the testing was done to help track the spread.

The virus, which causes cold-like symptoms and breathing problems, has been confirmed in 40 states and the District of Columbia.

Bennett says the virus typically runs its course in a few days, and doctors treat the wheezing as they would any asthma attack.

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