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KCHD Press Release on Enterovirus D68

(Added 10/03/2014)


Cases of Enterovirus D68 Confirmed--

Dr. Rahul Gupta, Health Officer and Executive Director for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Putnam County Health Department, said that the CDC has communicated results of the 12 specimens from suspected EV-D68 cases, admitted to the CAMC.

 


Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68

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


CDCHAN-00369 - Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68 – Multiple States, 2014

(Added 09/15/2014)
 
Summary: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with hospitals and local and state health departments to investigate recent increases in hospitalizations of patients with severe respiratory illness. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been detected in specimens from children with severe illness in Missouri and Illinois. Investigations into suspected clusters in other jurisdictions are ongoing. The purpose of this HAN Advisory is to provide awareness of EV-D68 as a possible cause of acute unexplained respiratory illness, and to provide guidance to state health departments and health care providers. Please disseminate this information to infectious disease specialists, intensive care physicians, pediatricians, internists, infection preventionists, and primary care providers, as well as to emergency departments and microbiology laboratories.

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WV Health Alert - Respiratory Illnesses Due to Enterovirus 

(Added 09/12/2014)

Excerpt--
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified states of cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) occurring in children. Currently there have been no confirmed cases of EV-D68 reported in West Virginia. Enteroviruses are very common viruses. There are more than 100 types of enteroviruses. Most people infected with enteroviruses have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious.
 

 




Kanawha-Charleston / Putnam County Health Dept. Press Release 
(Added: 09/09/2014)

Excerpt: "Dr. Rahul Gupta, Health Officer and Executive Director for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Putnam County Health Department, said no cases of Enterovirus 68  have been reported in Kanawha or Putnam counties."

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CDC MMWR - September 8, 2014 / 63(Early Release); 1-2 
Entrovirus D68
(Added 09/09/2014)

 

On August 19, 2014, CDC was notified by Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, of an increase (relative to the same period in previous years) in patients examined and hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, including some admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit.
 

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