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Nastier than a cold- Enterovirus D68 in western Pa.

Read the full news release. Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH-- Doctors at UPMC say they have seen a spike in cases involving the respiratory Enterovirus D68.  They say the number of children who suffer from other respiratory probelms now infected by the virus has jumped-- crowding the emergency rooms and increasing hospital admissions.

Doctors say state health department officials as well as the CDC has confirmed western Pennsylvania cases-- but they're not testing every case.  They say because there's not treatment or vaccine for the virus, so testing each case isn't cost effective.  They know it's here and can only treat it.  Children and teens who have breathing problems end up hospitalized and on oxygen

People suffering from D68 report it feels like getting hit with a really bad cold.  The symptoms include fever, body aches, coughing, sneezing and sometimes a rash. Most cases resolve themselves in a week, but for some kids, it can cause difficulty breathing- especially in children with asthma.

Manhunt underway for suspect wanted for shooting Pa. troopers

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday as they tracked a survivalist with two high-powered rifles and a grudge against police, identified as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks.

Jail guard charged with selling drugs suspended

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - A Lawrence County  jail guard charged with selling drugs to an undercover informant during a work break has now been suspended without pay.

Federal study finds fracking didn't ruin water

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at one western Pennsylvania site.

Jameson Hospital merging with UPMC

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP & WCN Staff) - Officials at Jameson Health System in New Castle say they are seeking to join with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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