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Urban kids more susceptible to asthma

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

New study reveals children living in urban areas are more prone to developing asthma than suburban dwellers.

Researchers have found sick urban babies had significantly higher rates of a virus known to cause persistent infections and affect the development of the lungs, which can lead to asthma.

Experts say these findings could help doctors target new asthma treatments in children. @

-Study led by researchers at University of Wisconsin Madison and published in 'The Journal of Infectious Diseases'

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