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.


CDC: Non-Polio Enterovirus, About Enterovirus D68(EV-D68)
While there are more than 100 types of enteroviruses that commonly cause respiratory illness, EV-D68 is a less common type.


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)



Updated 8/19/21