Bizarre lung virus hospitalizing hundreds of kids across the Midwest, with 30 children admitted each day in Kansas City alone

Hospitals across the Midwest are being inundated with children infected by a bizarre virus, which first comes on as a common cold before developing into severe respiratory distress.

In Kansas City, Missouri, about 450 children were recently treated at one facility - Children's Mercy Hospital - with at least 60 of them admitted to intensive care.

According to CNN Health, possible outbreaks have also been reported in Colorado, Illinois and Ohio.

Children's Mercy Hospital's division director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, said the problem was 'big' and 'unprecedented'.
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