Washoe Health Officials Await Enterovirus Test Results

October 8, 2014 9:05 PM

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Washoe Health Officials Await Enterovirus Test Results

Health officials are waiting for test results on blood samples from a patient that tested positive for enterovirus at Renown Regional Medical Center last week. A spokesman for the health district confirmed that although enterovirus has been identified, it has not been confirmed to be the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) strain which has sickened hundreds of Americans.

According to Washoe County Health District Communications Manager Phillip Ulibarri, “It takes a minimum of 7-10 days to confirm the result reported by a commercial or clinical laboratory. It then takes another 10 – 14 days to confirm whether or not the enterovirus strain is EV-D68.” Ulibarri further...

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