CDC Tracks Enterovirus Outbreak in the Midwest

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking an outbreak of enterovirus D-68 in children in the Midwest, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. The virus can cause severe respiratory illness in some children, and clinicians and health departments around the country should be aware of and on the lookout for any symptoms of the virus in their area. Children with asthma seem at a higher risk for developing respiratory problems if infected. Currently clusters of severe respiratory illnesses have been seen in children throughout Missouri and Illinois beginning in August.

View the report from The Journal of the American Medical Association