Enterovirus 68

Rapidly spreading through schools

8 Sep, 2014

Enterovirus 68, a lung virus, is rapidly spreading, infecting children across the United States, particularly the mid-west states, but also moving south. The virus is spreading through schools with hundreds of cases on the rise. The CDC warns an infection begins with common cold symptoms and can quickly make a serious turn. A study from the University of Arizona proves that virus spreading can occur within hours. Dr. Schaffner:

When children get close together in school, circulate for prolonged periods of time indoors, that is an ideal circumstance for this respiratory virus to spread from child to child.

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