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Pneumonia Outbreak Sends Kids To Hospial

Last updated on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

(SHELBY COUNTY) - An outbreak in Shelby County that started with a simple cough has sent dozens of children to the hospital.

Doctors have diagnosed at least 25 students in the county with pneumonia. The strain, doctors say, has not been responding to traditional drugs.

Dr. Paula Gustafson says these are healthy elementary school students who have a nasty case of pneumonia. Children are lethargic, have a persistent cough and some have a fever while others don't. A lot of the children are saying they feel a heaviness in their chests.

Gustafson says there are bacterial sinus infections that are turning into pneumonia. She says if your child has a cough and fever for more than a week take them to your doctor.

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