Idaho Public Health Officials Closely Monitor Respiratory Infections

September 10, 2014 9:46 PM

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Idaho Public Health Officials Closely Monitor Respiratory Infections

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Idaho Public Health officials are working closely with hospitals, public health districts, laboratories and healthcare providers to identify any possible clusters of respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68. More than a dozen other states are reporting increased hospitalizations of children due to possible Enterovirus D68 respiratory infections.

Enteroviruses are very common viruses that cause respiratory illnesses similar to common colds. Most people infected with an enterovirus have mild symptoms that do not require a doctor’s care. However, some states are reporting that children with underlying health issues, particularly with asthma or...

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