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Enterovirus 68

Reaches New York state

13 Sep, 2014

Over a dozen identifying cases confirm the human enterovirus 68 in the state of New York. Officials send samples to the CDC in which the results return positive. Health Department:

EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness … sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma.

Dr. Zucker:

It is important that we follow common sense rules to prevent the spread of this virus, as we do for flu and other contagious illnesses. Because there is no specific treatment or vaccination against this virus, our best defense is to prevent it by practicing proper hygiene.