Enterovirus D68: FAQ on an 'emerging respiratory pathogen'

October 7, 2014 1:20 PM

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Enterovirus D68: FAQ on an 'emerging respiratory pathogen'

Enterovirus D68, the respiratory virus currently sickening children in Canada and the U.S., normally causes mild cold symptoms such as fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough and muscle aches. Most children recover on their own.

The current outbreak across North America has been unusual in terms of both symptoms and scale, says enterovirus expert Rafal Tokarz of Columbia University in New York.

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