Enterovirus D68 (EV D68)
About Non-Polio Enteroviruses:
- Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 types.
- It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enterovirus infections occur in the United States each year.
- Enteroviruses can cause respiratory illness, febrile rash, and neurologic illnesses, such as aseptic meningitis (swelling of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord) and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).
- Most infected people have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious.
- Infants, children, and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses and become sick.
- Most enterovirus infections in the United States occur seasonally during the summer and fall.
NYSED MEMO: NYS Department of Health Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus - Provides guidance on symptoms, prevention, and actions for schools, as well as resource links for additional information. (9/15/14)