Increase in enterovirus D68 pediatric cases reported in Midwest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing an increased number of children with the severe respiratory illness enterovirus D68.

Other states are also investigating clusters of children with severe respiratory symptoms that may be caused by enterovirus D68; thus, the CDC has noted that it is closely monitoring the situation and assisting states with specimen testing. 

Please refer to CDC’s non-polio enterovirus page for guidance and updates on the situation. Read about the developing situation in the September 8 edition of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.