According to USA Today and all major news organizations, a virulent virus is rapidly spreading across the country. 12 states have seen cases at this point, and as many as 15% of infected children have been hospitalized, primarily due to breathing difficulties.
The number of hospitalizations could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” Mark Pallansch, director of the CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases, told CNN.
This virus – enterovirus D68, is typical in that is similar to what the medical community sees during the cold and flu season, but atypical in that we are seeing cases much sooner than the cold and flu season that usually begins soon after Halloween, and also the number of hospitalizations is far greater with this virus than with the common cold. “There are about 100 types of illnesses in the enterovirus family, which affect about 10 million to 15 million Americans each year”, the CDC said.
Dr. Christine Nyquist, medical director of infection control at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said the hospital sent samples to the CDC from patients with respiratory illness. Around 75% were confirmed to be EV-D68. Colorado has seen more then 900 cases of this virus since August 18th.
The reason health officials are concerned this year is that there have been so many hospitalizations.
“That’s the scary part — the unpredictability, I think,” Nyquist said.
Several weeks ago, we published an article called, Prepare Your Child for the Viral Playground where we warned of this oncoming viral onslaught and now we are offering 3 of our most powerful immune boosting formulas for children together in a KIDS VIRAL SHIELD KIT. You can purchase these products individually, or as a discounted kit.
- Our brand new Kids’ Gummies formula – is developed to fill in the gaps of healthy food and give your precious ones a complete vitamin and mineral boost! This yummy – gluten free – gummy is chock full of the vitamins children need to support their growth and develop strong bones, brain function, internal organs and heart health – basically, this formula is designed to help your kids grow big and strong – and keep them healthy – in a gummy format that TASTES GREAT!
- Our hugely popular Ultra D3 is perfect for adults, but for some children, these capsules are just too large to swallow. For children, we make a tiny-sized gelcap simply called Vitamin D3, which aids in boosting immune system response to any cold or flu virus.
- Super AKG Shark Liver Oil is part of our Winter Wellness Kit, but packs so much immune boosting support, we had to include it in this kit as well. Alkylglycerols, found in shark liver oil, are able to stimulate immune boosting T cells, which are able to destroy bacteria. Viruses like the dreaded HIV and Ebola are actually very simple compositions – so simple, in fact, that they can only survive and replicate inside a host living cell. Researchers believe viral infections (like this current virus) can be reduced significantly, and possibly prevented by the addition of shark liver oil.
“These supplements are AMAZING! Sunday night, my daughter was sneezing and feeling like she was getting a cold. I thought it might be allergies, but just to be sure, I started her on Super AKG Shark Liver Oil and Vitamin D3. I loaded her up again the next morning, and although she was dragging a little, she went to school. I kept it up for 2 more days, and this morning she said half her 1st period class was absent – sick – while she felt really good! I’m thankful for these products!” Connie, Broomfield, CO
This is the first time we’ve ever offered this incredible KIDS VIRAL SHIELD KIT – take advantage of the additional savings and keep your children protected from this new virus, as well as the regular ones that come along this cold and flu season.
To learn even more about protecting your kids this cold and flu season, read Prepare Your Child for the Viral Playground.