Wave Of Child Pneumonia Hits US

  • Ohio has become the first U.S. state to report an outbreak of pneumonia resembling the one observed in China, with an ‘extremely high’ number of children being diagnosed.
  • Health officials in Warren County, located 30 miles north of Cincinnati, disclosed that there have been 142 pediatric cases of the condition, referred to as ‘white lung syndrome,’ since August.
  • The county’s health department stated on Wednesday that the incidence is not only higher than the county average but also meets the Ohio Department of Health’s definition of an outbreak.