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Getting The Scoop On The Enterovirus Hitting KC

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With the kids in school, the risk of viral infection skyrockets. Over the past month, a rare form of enterovirus has sent more than 400 children in the Kansas City area to the emergency room.

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk with local health care professionals to better understand Enterovirus D68.

Guests:

  • Dr. Marita Thompson, pediatric critical care physician at Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, division director for infectious disease at Children’s Mercy.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.