23 infants hospitalized in Tennessee

“Though parechovirus (or PeV) is common among children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old, it can be more severe for infants, causing sepsis-like illness, seizures and meningitis or meningoencephalitis, the CDC said.“

“Among the 23 cases, 21 infants recovered without complications, the CDC said. Of the remaining two, one child could be at risk of hearing loss and BLOOD CLOTS, while the other could be at risk of severe developmental delay, the CDC report found.”

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One “preterm infant — started symptoms in the NICU, the CDC said in its report.”



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