Asthma has been diagnosed in 6.2 million children in the U.S. and is the most common chronic disorder in children, according to the American Lung Association.
Many more children have “hidden asthma” and are undiagnosed. Wheezing is a cardinal sign of asthma but many patients have just cough.
The author of the story on Fox News mentions that children may be "infected" with asthma. It is important to make the distinction between infection and inflammation. Asthma is characterized by airways inflammation but not infection.
Kids and Asthma: The Best Medicine. Fox News.