Enterovirus D68 Basics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Enterovirus D68 Basics

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) can cause mild to severe respiratory illness.
EV-D68 is one of many non-polio enteroviruses, most people who get infected with these viruses do not get sick or they only have mild illness, like the common cold. But some people can have serious complications, especially infants, children, and people with weakened immune systems. EV-D68 likely spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces.

Protect yourself and others from Enterovirus D68:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Stay home when you’re sick

Updated Friday, 22-Dec-2017 13:22:32 CST