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Who’s most likely to get enterovirus D68?

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Anyone can get enterovirus D68, but children ages 6 weeks to 16 years may be the most vulnerable.

Infants, people who have immune system disorders, and those with severe chronic medical conditions are the most likely to have severe complications.

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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