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Enterovirus D68: Severe Respiratory Illness

Tom Stenvig  | Published on 9/8/2014
CDC issued an early MMWR update on the Enterovirus D68

There are no available vaccines or specific treatments for Enterovirus-D68, and clinical care is supportive.
Health care providers should consider EV-D68 as a possible cause of acute, unexplained severe respiratory illness.
Suspected clusters or outbreaks should be reported to the SD Dept of Health 800-592-1861 (Vicky Horan).
Laboratory testing for severe and hospitalized patients may be arranged through the SD Public Health Laboratory (Danette Hoffman) 800-592-1861.
Lon Kightlinger, MSPH, PhD
State Epidemiologist