What Every Parent Needs To Know About Enterovirus D68

October 6, 2014 7:39 PM

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For the period from mid-August to Oct. 6, the CDC has confirmed 594 cases of EV-D68, primarily in children, across 43 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to the one confirmed death, four other people who have had the virus have also died, though it isn't immediately clear how much of a role the EV-D68 played in those instances.

What is an enterovirus? "Enterovirus" is the name given to a range of more than 100 viruses, which often cause nothing worse than a bad summer cold. CNN reports the viruses cause between 10 to 15 million infections a year in the U.S., with a peak of infections toward the end of summer and beginning ...

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