Don't Panic About Enterovirus D68

October 8, 2014 5:46 PM

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With all the news about Enterovirus D68 sending hundreds of children to hospitals, it's easy to panic when you hear about a case in your neighborhood -- or, even worse, if your child starts coughing.

This virus has certainly caused trouble and tragedy. But enteroviruses are incredibly common, causing 10-15 million illnesses a year -- and usually, those illnesses are minor. This one, for reasons we don't fully understand, is stronger, and is worse for kids than for adults.

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