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Information about the Entrovirus D68

October 7, 2014

There has been a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in a student attending a nearby school district.  This is the virus you may have been hearing about in the news that was originally reported in Colorado and the East Coast. It is similar to the flu with mild to severe respiratory symptoms. Severe symptoms, if left untreated, can develop with further complications.  

You have heard this before but the best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illnesses is by following these steps:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.

For more information, please go to the link below.