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CDC Notes Increases in children in hospitals severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68.

CDC Notes Increases in children in hospitals severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enterovirus EV-D68  is a severe respiratory illness according to the CDC. Enterovirus is a strain of Rhinovirus that Pure Hard Surface kills in 60 seconds*. Pure Hard Surface also kills RSV (Respiratory Synctial Virus) and Rotovirus in 30 seconds*. While we do not have data against the specific virus subtype (EV-D68), it is synonymous with Rhinovirus, which we do carry claims against. Pure Hard Surface is the least toxic disinfectant that kills these organisms and can be used around children.

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What's New (from the CDC Site)

http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/

Enterovirus infections are common in the summer and fall.

Hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68.

Several other states are investigating clusters of children with severe respiratory illness, possibly due to enterovirus D68.

CDC is watching this situation closely and helping the states with testing of specimens.

Healthcare providers should consider enterovirus D68 in young children with severe respiratory illness, and report unusual increases in cases to the health department.

Help protect yourself by washing hands often with soap and water. Learn more prevention tips.