Expected bump in enterovirus cases not a cause for alarm, CDC says

Oct. 22, 2014—Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a new, faster lab test for diagnosing enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory illness that has sickened children since August and has now spread throughout the country. Spread of the virus As of mid-October, CDC had tested more than 1,100 specimens Read more about Expected bump in enterovirus cases not a cause for alarm, CDC says[…]

In the news: What you need to know about Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) What are enteroviruses? Enteroviruses are very common viruses that can cause respiratory illness, fever and rash, and neurologic illnesses, such as aseptic meningitis (swelling of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord) and encephalitis (swelling of the brain); there are more than 100 types of enteroviruses. Approximately 10 to 15 million Read more about In the news: What you need to know about Enterovirus D68[…]