Health & Fitness

August 13, 2014

‘A scary time’ for newborns and parents during local outbreak of virus

Human parechovirus, HPeV3 in medical shorthand, is a commonplace illness among children that can take a dangerous turn into meningitis when infants are infected. So far this year, Children’s Mercy has treated about 20 cases. Six of the HPeV3 cases at Children’s Mercy have been among infants 14 days old or younger. Three infants have had severe meningitis.

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