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.

  • The Facts about Enterovirus D68
    Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota: Learn the facts about enterovirus D68 and how to protect your child. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Enterovirus D68
    CDC information on enterovirus D68. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Non-Polio Enterovirus
    CDC information on enterovirus infections, symptoms, treatment and prevention. Attention: Non-MDH link

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 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 08:31AM