Two weeks ago, four-year-old Eli Waller went to bed and never woke up. Other than a mild case of pink eye, his parents say he was feeling fine. Doctors later found that Eli died from Enterovirus, which has sickened hundreds of children across the country. Eli's death is the first confirmed fatality of the outbreak. He did not have the wheezing and coughing that is common in so many of the other cases.
Eli's father Andy spoke with Anderson and recounted their final moments together and how he told his son "let's make it a great day tomorrow."
A four-year-old New Jersey boy is the first confirmed fatality from enterovirus D68. It is a particularly nasty strain of a common respiratory virus. It has sickened hundreds of children across the country. Eli Waller was killed by the virus, even though he reportedly had no symptoms. Susan Candiotti has the latest.
Anderson spoke with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about Eli's case and why some children with Enterovirus are experiencing paralysis.
The CDC says it’s not clear what role enterovirus-68 may have played in the deaths of four children. The respiratory virus has been striking kids across the country, landing some in intensive care units. Now there are growing concerns that the virus may be linked to neurological complications in some of those cases. Deborah Feyerick has the latest.
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