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Enterovirus-D68 Information for Parents

posted Oct 19, 2014, 9:33 AM by SAU31 Webmaster   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 10:22 AM ]

Enteroviruses are very common viruses, and fall is a common time for enterovirus to cause respiratory illness. Enterovirus D68 infections are less common than infections with other enteroviruses. Seven cases of enterovirus D68 have been identified in New Hampshire so far, but there are cases in most U.S. states. Infants, children, and teenagers are more likely than adults to get infected with enteroviruses and become sick. Symptoms can include a runny nose, sore throat, cough, wheezing, rash and fever. There are no vaccines for preventing enterovirus D68 infections. The following link provides information to help protect yourself from this respiratory illnesses http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/ev-d68.html

Information from the NH Department of Health and Human Services is attached.

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