Michigan hospitals have been placed on alert for enterovirus D-68, a virus that has sent countless kids to U.S. hospitals with breathing problems and symptoms of an intense cold.

But Lansing area hospitals and health departments have not seen a serious spike in respiratory cases.  While lab tests have not yet confirmed the virus in Michigan, it might be only a matter of time.

The department has asked doctors to send samples to the state lab from certain pediatric patients after a 70-hospital surveillance system began reporting the weekend spike in cases.   Here's the latest from the Lansing State Journal.