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Enterovirus D-68

Sept. 14 Update: Enterovirus D68 has now been confirmed by culture in New York. It is important to use good respiratory precautions with ill children, to remind children about respiratory etiquette, good hand washing, and the importance of not sharing personal items.

Enterovirus D-68 is a viral illness that causes mild to severe respiratory illness and at this time, no specific treatment or anti-viral medication exists. Some possible symptoms of EV-D68 are a fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and body aches. Reminding your children about hand washing and covering their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing are the best defense. If a child is ill with a fresh upper respiratory illness, please do not send the child to school, but allow them to rest and recover at home.

The Centers for Disease Control has posted helpful information to learn more about this particular virus. Click any of the links below to visit the CDC and learn more information about enterovirus.

As with any medical condition, contact your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your symptoms.

Center for Disease Control Website Links
Non-Polio Enterovirus Overview
Non-Polio Enterovirus Symptoms
Non-Polio Enterovirus Transmission
Non-Polio Enterovirus Prevention and Treatment

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