Want to protect your kid from enterovirus D68? N.J. pediatric expert has advice

October 4, 2014 7:37 PM

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Want to protect your kid from enterovirus D68? N.J. pediatric expert has advice

With the confirmation that the death of a Mercer County preschooler was the result of an infection caused by the resurgent enterovirus D68, parents are on heightened alert about the nasty strain of a virus that normally produces just a common cold.

That concern has only increased with Friday’s announcement from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it is looking at a possible link between the virus and reports of polio-like paralysis in a few dozen cases nationwide.

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