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Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in children across the country is enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Here are links to basic information and steps for parents and caregivers to keep children from getting and spreading EV-D68.
Current CDC Info on 2014 Enterovirus D68
Prevention Strategies for Schools and Child Care
Facts on Enterovirus D68 from CDC
Children with asthma are at greater risk of complications from EV-D68. MCHD encourages parents and guardians of children with asthma to talk with their pediatrician about an Asthma Action Plan. If your child attends school, talk with the school nurse about whether he or she may also need a plan for school.
CDC States with lab-confirmed EV-D68
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