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As news spreads and more and more kids are hospitalized by enterovirus D68, parents are increasingly worried about their children becoming infected. It’s important to understand what the virus is, how it is transmitted, and how it can be prevented.
Below are five things to know about enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).
Reviewed by Michael Green, MD, MPH, and Marian Michaels, MD, MPH, 9/19/14.
The Division of Infectious Diseases at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh provides consultation in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in children.
About Non-Polio Enterovirus
Centers for Disease Control
KidsHealth – A to Z Dictionary
Doctor-to-Patient: Enterovirus D68 Risks
MedPage Today, 10/09/14
Outbreak of a Respiratory Illness Escalates Among Children and Mystifies Scientists
New York Times, 9/25/14
Virus Found at South Butler Primary School
Enterovirus – Separating Facts From Hype
KDKA Radio, 9/17/14
Erie Co. Reports 2 More Confirmed Cases Of Enterovirus D68
What would happen if enterovirus 68 is confirmed in Pittsburgh?
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