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.