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Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria


Power outages send 8-year-old Yadriel Hernandez into a panic. He knows he can't turn on the plug-in nebulizer to control his asthma attacks. "The lights go out and he breaks down," his mother said.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control.

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