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First case of entero-virus reported in Tennessee

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The first case of the entero-virus has been reported in Tennessee.  Doctors in Henry County in West Tennessee confirmed the case Tuesday.  
The respiratory virus is to blame for the hospitalization of hundreds of children across the country.  And we're learning a Rhode Island child, who had the virus, died last week, but experts say it's unclear what role the disease played.  

So far, outbreaks of the infection have been reported in 40 states and the District of Columbia.  Two other people have died.  Hospital officials said the virus looks like the flu and is especially hard on children.  Most children who have had to be hospitalized with the virus have underlying conditions, like asthma.

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