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What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68 & Ebola
What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68 & Ebola

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). Take basic steps to keep your child from getting and spreading EV-D68.

Infections with enteroviruses are usually common in the United States during summer and fall. This year, beginning in mid-August, states started seeing more children in hospitals with severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. Since then, CDC and states have been doing more testing, and have found that EV-D68 is making people sick in almost all states. Most of the cases have been among children. EV-D68 is not new, but it hasn't been as common in the past. While this has been a big year for EV-D68 infections, CDC expects the number of cases to taper off by late fall.

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

Enterovirus D68 Helpful Links & Resources:
What Parents Need to Know Fact Sheet
Keep Your Child from Getting & Spreading the Enterovirus D68

Ebola Information & Helpful Resources:
Ebola Update
Ebola Fact Sheet