Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers

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Enterovirus D68: What you should know

Enterovirus D68 has recently come to the attention of the media following publication of an MMWR article citing a cluster of severe respiratory illness caused by this virus in Missouri and Illinois. Subsequent investigation by the CDC has revealed cases in several other states and the list continues to grow as people become more aware. So, what do you need to know, what do your patients need to know and what are some helpful resources?

About the virus

Enterovirus D68 is one of more than 100 types of enterovirus; however, it is typically a less frequent cause of infection than some other types of enteroviruses. Infections occur most often in summer and fall.

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