CBS: Ohio “white lung” pneumonia cases not linked to China outbreak or novel pathogen, experts say


145 cases of pneumonia in pediatric patients in Ohio have concerned health officials. However, experts explain that this isn’t linked to China’s pediatric pneumonia outbreak. This outbreak in Ohio, also known as “white lung” pneumonia, is characterized by cough, fever, and fatigue and is not believed to be a novel pathogen. Experts believe that vaccinating for flu, COVID, and RSV can help prevent this as this pneumonia was likely caused by a combination of respiratory viruses. Click here to learn more.

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