KCOY anchor’s daughter contracts Enterovirus D68
October 25, 2014
The daughter of KCOY anchor Paula Lopez became the first confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Santa Barbara County this week. [KCOY]
Alana Ochoa, 15, is a junior at Santa Barbara High School. After having trouble breathing, she sought medical help. Positive results on a test for Enterovirus D68 came back on Friday
Before her confirmed diagnosis, doctors prescribed strong antibiotics and steroids to Ochoa who was back in school on Friday.
Seven other people suspected of having the virus are being monitored by Santa Barbara Health workers.
According to the CDC, the U.S. death toll for Enterovirus D-68 continues to rise with the eighth victim dying last week. A total of 973 patients in the United States have been sickened by the virus.
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