7 Confirmed Cases of Enterovirus-D68 at Yale-New Haven Hospital

There have been seven confirmed cases at Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.

There have been 277 confirmed cases in 40 states and the District of Columbia since mid-August. 

Earlier this morning, officials at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center said three of the six samples they sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested positive for Enterovirus-D68.

Enterovirus cases are common in the summer and fall and the number of infections drops later in the fall, according to the CDC.

Parents concerned about the virus can monitor their children for the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose, sneezing, coughing
  • Skin rash
  • Mouth blisters
  • Body and muscle aches
  • Fever
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