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What are symptoms of enterovirus D68?

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If you get enterovirus D68, You could have a fever, a runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. You might feel achy, too.

The virus can also lead to wheezing and trouble breathing, especially in children who have asthma or other respiratory problems. It can cause bronchiolitis in babies and toddlers, leading to wheezing and difficulty in breathing.

It's very rare, but enteroviruses may cause other serious problems, such as paralyzed muscles or inflammation of the brain or heart.

From: What Is Enterovirus D68? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Growing Enterovirus Outbreak Ensnaring Children, Teens."

CDC: "Enterovirus D68," "Non-Polio Enterovirus," "Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68--Missouri and Illinois, 2014."

Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians: "Clinical Advisory Regarding Enterovirus D68."

Oberste, M. Journal of General Virology, May 2004.

University of California San Francisco: "Rare Polio-Like Disease in California."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on November 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Growing Enterovirus Outbreak Ensnaring Children, Teens."

CDC: "Enterovirus D68," "Non-Polio Enterovirus," "Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68--Missouri and Illinois, 2014."

Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians: "Clinical Advisory Regarding Enterovirus D68."

Oberste, M. Journal of General Virology, May 2004.

University of California San Francisco: "Rare Polio-Like Disease in California."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on November 16, 2018

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