Human Enterovirus 68 Clusters Found in Children in 3 States: AZ/GA/PA

This post was written by Valerie on October 4, 2011
Posted Under: Health and Safety

HEV68 (Human Enterovirus68)

 

HEV68 or the Human Enterovirus 68 resembles the common cold and clusters were reported in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia this morning (October 4, 2011) by Fox News. Although there is no reason for alarm the medical community in the United States has been told by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention to report possible clusters showing up in their cities or states. This virus is particularly dangerous to children.

However, a year ago Japan had 120 cases andĀ  only 11 cases confirmedĀ  as having HEV68. One child in Japan died from this virus last year.

Symptoms:

  1. Runny nose
  2. Respiratory distress (difficulty breathing)
  3. Resembles the common cold (Human Rhinovirus)

Currently there are no cases reported in San Diego.

Since many of the Grandparent community watch their Grandchildren be sure and mention this info to their parents.

 

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