7 Questions We Still Have About Enterovirus D68, Answered

October 8, 2014 10:20 PM

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By now, you've probably heard of the rapid spread of a severe respiratory infection among children across the U.S. called enterovirus D68. From the middle of August to October 8, there have been 664 confirmed cases of the virus in people in 45 states and Washington D.C., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Little is known for sure about the virus, which causes symptoms like fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, muscle and body aches, and possible muscle paralysis in very rare cases. The current outbreak is believed to be the cause of at least one death. Children are most at risk, and particularly those ...

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