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What is Enterovirus D68?

(Wampsville, NY – Sept. 17, 2014) Madison County Health Department’s Director of Community Health, Cheryl Geiler, explained, “Enterovirus infections are common, mostly occurring in the summer and fall. Most people infected with EV-D68 do not have symptoms or have mild respiratory symptoms. However, infants, children, and teenagers are most likely to become ill when infected with enteroviruses. That’s because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to these viruses.” Geiler announced  that the New York State Department of Health’s laboratory has reported one case of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Madison County. (more…)

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