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Another Virus on the Loose

Protect your kids from enterovirus D68.

This fall and winter, parents have another virus to worry about: enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). It sounds like something from the future. However, it was first seen in California in 1962, and the virus has resurfaced recently, infecting children in record numbers. Enteroviruses are extremely common (there are over 100 kinds) and are responsible for infections such as the common cold, meningitis, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and stomach bugs. The EV-D68 is just one strain of enterovirus.

Here's what you should know about this recently resurrected virus.

Seeing D68

Someone with EV-D68 will initially have the same symptoms of a mild to severe cold. Symptoms on the mild end of the spectrum include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and body aches that last a few days. Only 25–30 percent will have a fever, and severe cases can lead to wheezing, trouble breathing, and low blood oxygen levels.

Children with asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are especially susceptible to developing severe symptoms. More than half of the kids diagnosed with EV-D68 have asthma. Numerous children have been hospitalized this fall due to this virus, so as soon as a child with asthma exhibits respiratory illness symptoms, he or she should see a doctor. Early treatment is important to prevent complications.

The majority of patients experience a full recovery, but several EV-D68-related deaths have been reported. In addition, mysterious cases of paralysis connected to the virus are being investigated by health officials.

Transmitting D68

Like other respiratory illnesses, EV-D68 spreads through contact with an infected person's saliva, nasal discharge, and feces. It's a powerful virus that can survive on surfaces for hours. A person is considered contagious one day before symptoms set in and at least five days after the onset of symptoms.

Anyone at any age can get EV-D68, but babies, children, and teenagers are more likely to become infected, with the majority of cases being seen in 4 and 5 year olds. Adults with weak immune systems are also prone to the virus. Other adults usually have a built-up immunity from previous exposure and if they're infected, symptoms are generally mild.

Viruses like EV-D68 are more common during the summer and fall months, so the worst should be over as the weather warms up.

Diagnosing and Treating D68

Your local pediatrician's office probably doesn't have the capability to test for EV-D68. State and federal health departments, on the other hand, should have the ability to perform the special lab tests necessary for diagnosis. Only those with severe symptoms should request this type of testing.

There's no vaccine or antiviral medications for the EV-D68 and since it's a virus, antibiotics aren't effective. Mild symptoms can be treated with extra fluids, rest, TLC, and over-the-counter medications for fever and pain, but a child with rapid or labored breathing should see a doctor as soon as possible. Hospitalization, breathing treatments, ventilation, or medications may be needed to aid breathing.

Preventing D68

This is a virus you don't want your kids to get, especially if they have asthma. With the right steps, you can go a long way toward protecting your little ones from the virus. The best way? Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands! Also, encourage them to keep unwashed hands away from their mouth, nose, and eyes and practice good bathroom hygiene. Never share cups, eating utensils, or lip balm. Remind them to cough and sneeze into their elbows or a tissue, not their hands.

Also, you should disinfect commonly touched objects like toys, doorknobs, or remote controls. And tough as it may be, refrain from kissing or hugging. When someone in your family is sick, keep them at home until the doctor gives you the okay to return to school or work.