We were writing an update on EV-D68 when this email arrived from CDC. We think the points are important for parents to know, so we’re going to share this with you and will provide future updates as warranted.
As parents, we’re all concerned about this virus which isn’t really new, but has captured the nation’s attention. If you have questions, please ask them in the comments and we’ll get answers for you.
[This information is current as of 7 October, 2014 and has been slightly edited for length (believe it or not)]:
The United States is currently experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness.
From mid-August to October 7, 2014, CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 628* people in 44 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68.** This indicates that at least one case has been detected in…