December 14, 2012 12:02 AM

Kansas City doctors see spike in young RSV patients

Denzel Hunter Jr. cried loud enough Thursday to let everybody know he’d had just about enough of the hospital. Music to his mother’s ears. “He couldn’t cry like this yesterday,” Ree’Annan Williams said. Denzel arrived at the hospital Tuesday in severe respiratory distress, dehydrated and with a high fever. Diagnosis: RSV — respiratory syncytial virus, a highly contagious illness that causes lung and airway infections in infants and young children.

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